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Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring has fascinated art lovers for centuries. Those who have been lucky enough to admire the masterpiece where it resides at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague will know just how incredible it really is.

However, now anyone can admire the painting’s details up close, thanks to Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier from Hirox 3D Digital Microscopy. They scanned Girl with a Pearl Earring using specialized equipment that captured it in ultra-high definition. You can now see every crack and blob of paint down to the level of 4.4-microns per pixel. The scan is so detailed, that it also allows historians to identify the pigments Vermeer used. “It’s surprising how much high-quality ultramarine Vermeer used in the girl’s headscarf,” Mauritshuis conservator and project leader Abbie Vandivere says. “This blue pigment was more valuable than gold in the 17th century.”

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Link to zoom in - https://www.micro-pano.com/pearl/index.html

Source - https://mymodernmet.com/10-billion-pixel-panorama-girl-with-a-pearl-earring/

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Melancholia
4 minutes ago, bionic said:

Why is the paint cracked like this? Is the canvas old? :awkney:

the painting is almost 500 years old yes.

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Imagine you're that intern that dropped it once and they can date the crack to exactly the time you were interning.

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On a side note, now they have a detailed scan, they can just 3d print an exact replica down to the cracks. 

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I love how he used a mix of green brown black for her entire nose but just realized he just created the shadow of it all and nothing else. i wouldnt say this is the greatest painting tho idk how ppl pick the ones that are famous and not famous ive seen crazy ones at the Louvre 

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1 hour ago, bionic said:

Why is the paint cracked like this? Is the canvas old? :awkney:

the original face crack of the century 

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