Saturday, June 9, 2012

Andrea Pozzo in Super High Definition

Image source Halta Definizione

See that little SpongeBob Squarepants in the fresco? No? Look again, bottom right. To give you an idea of just how close you can zoom into this image from Halta Definizione , here he is again in all his glory...

Image source Halta Definizione
Digital photography is taken to extraordinary levels of detail on this Italian site, with paintings from Da Vinci, Bronzino and Botticelli among others.

Here are a couple more details from one of my favorites, Andrea Pozzo's illusionistic masterpiece of perspective in fresco painting; the ceiling of the church at San Ignazio.

Image source Halta Definizione

Image source Halta Definizione

Image source Halta Definizione

6 comments:

  1. great resource! maybe too many watermarks for my taste tho.


    the mylar balloons are really a scourge. Somewhere here I have a photo of a mylar balloon in the shape of a dalmation, trapped in the lantern of the Baptistry in Florence. Dozens of people watched it rise to that most inaccessible spot, then speculated as to how to get it out of there. it's not like you can just shoot it down.

    ReplyDelete
  2. How great it is to see these details. Seeing the work close-up is a real reminder that the great artists knew their anatomy, lighting and perspective, and painted with assurance. That's something to be said for the apprentice system, I suppose.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you , one more time , for this great post! I agree with Mark's comments on the incredible skill of these painters and on the value of surch documents for learning, whether you are an apprentice or a supposedly seasonned pro.

    Pascal

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous the detail, the perspective, so astounding to see especially to me; in ceiling works.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  5. we really can be a fly on the wall!!! Seeing the detail of each brush stroke is a goldmine of information.

    ReplyDelete