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Italian website allows a closer look at works of art

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Italian website allows a closer look at works of art


0’00-0’15 Birth of Venus close-up
Not many people ever get the chance to see a masterpiece like Boticelli’s Birth of Venus up close. Now an Italian company’s put high resolution images online, allowing you to zoom in close enough to even see the cracks in the paint.

0’16 museum
It’s not the first time the company has produced such quality images of art. But new developments mean there’s now even more detail.

0’27 SOT Mario Resca, Italian Culture Ministry official
“This technology allows us to take a picture of the artwork by zooming into the detail with a definition three thousand times stronger than a normal camera.”

0’38 Bacchus close up
Hundreds of pictures of different parts of the piece of art are taken. These are used to produce images with resolutions of up to twenty-eight billion pixels – providing an in-depth look at paintings like Carravagio’s Bacchus.

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