Halte Definizione

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Detail of Jacopo Pontormo’s Deposition from Halte Definizione

Halte Definizione is a new multi-lingual Italian website that allows you to view selected artworks from the Uffizi and other museums in Italy at extremely high resolutions. Based on an on-going project of photographing masterworks in small, high-res sections, then piecing them together to make super-high-resolution images, you can zoom in on Giotto’s frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padova and practically peer into the cracks and crevices in the wall. Surface textures and brushwork of paintings can be seen more clearly than is even possible in front of the actual paintings. Check it out:

Halte Definizione


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