Sunday, April 8, 2012

HOW DID I MISS THIS?

Did you see this? DID YOU SEE THIS? A relatively new website that let's you get closer to Jan and Hubert van Eyck. The Ghent altarpiece in 100 billion pixels.

While on the topic of this work of art, did any of you read

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

Can you reccommend it?

2 comments:

  1. Wow. This is why the internet is a good thing. No tips on the book but I may have to hunt it down at the library, it sounds fascinating! I can't wait to spend more time with that picture, I love that the quality is so amazingly good no matter how far you zoom in!

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  2. Author interview from NPR:
    http://www.npr.org/2010/12/25/132283848/is-this-the-worlds-most-coveted-painting

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