January 21, 2021
Last year, researchers published records from nearly two years of analysis of Johannes Vermeer’s most acclaimed work of art, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”
The duo started the task of determining the surface condition of the iconic piece after several restorations, measuring the space between the cracked pigments and illuminating the artist’s technique. Using a custom microscope, Leonhardt and Sabatier took 9,100 images of the painting, which were then woven together into the enormous panorama. It reveals details down to 4.4 microns per pixel.
Visit the Hirox Europe website to explore the incredible complications of “Girl With a Pearl Earring” in both 2- and 3-D, and watch the video above for details on the technical aspects of capturing small details. (via Peta Pixel)
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