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Explore Rembrandt's ‘The Night Watch' in Astounding Detail in an Interactive 717-Gigapixel Photo

19 days ago   |   By Colossal

All images courtesy of Rijksmuseum
Totaling a whopping 717 gigapixels, a new photo of Rembrandt's 1642 painting “ The Night Watch ” unveils an astounding array of minuscule details and precise artistic choices behind the Dutch Golden Age masterpiece. A team at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum , which is currently housing the art historical work, captured 8,439 individual images to create the gigantic composite that leaves just 0.0002 inches between each pixel, which themselves are smaller than a red blood cell.
One of Rembrandt's most iconic works, “The Night Watch”-its formal titles include...
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