#art history

January 21, 2021

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Last calendar year, scientists launched data from just about two many years of evaluation of Johannes Vermeer’s most-acknowledged artwork, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Although their results did not include the subject’s very sought-after identity, they did reveal that the grey backdrop is actually a dark environmentally friendly curtain and that the figure has eyelashes only obvious with magnification. Many thanks to Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier, of Hirox Europe, we all can examine the intricacies of Vermeer’s elusive operate and peer specifically into the paint cracks with an interactive 10-billion pixel panorama.

The duo commenced the endeavor to figure out the area problem of the legendary piece right after numerous restorations, evaluate the area involving the fractured pigments, and elucidate the artist’s approach. Employing a customized microscope, Leonhardt and Sabatier took 9,100 images of the painting that ended up then woven jointly into the large panorama. It reveals particulars down to 4.4-microns per pixel.

Head to Hirox Europe’s web-site to explore the incredible intricacies of “Girl With a Pearl Earring” in both equally 2- and 3-D, and check out the movie above for details into the complex facets of capturing minuscule particulars. (by way of Peta Pixel)


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