Joe, I missed your reply too. Glad you liked it.
Did anyone else see it? You got to see this! These are some of the most well-known masterpieces and masters. You can see the tiniest detail,
ushstroke that you wouldn't be able to see even if you walked up to the painting.
I looked at the eyes mostly, to see the differences in style. It's a mind-boggling experience. Goya is able to depict the terror in the rebel's eyes with just a few carefully placed but random looking strokes. I was surprised to see Rafael painted some blue in the white of the eyes around the iris in his cardinal portrait. Is that what gives the portrait a cold intelligence? My favourite eyes were Dürer's. In his self-portrait he looks aristocratic but mysterious. His
ushstrokes are refined to perfection, but the eyes are painted in an asymmetric fashion. The two eyes seem to be looking in different directions, still gazing down on the viewer. Maybe that's what's giving the portrait that mysterious quality.
It's nice to see cutting edge technology doing a service to artlovers.
Let me know what you think, what you learned.
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on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.