Friday, 7 January 2022

Below Is One Of Rembrandt’s Most Iconic Works,

“The Night Watch” 

all images courtesy of Rijksmuseum, the 1642 work is also known as and includes “Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq” and “The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch” in order to see more detail in how the master worked, a team at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which is currently housing the art historical work, captured 8,439 individual images to create the gigantic composite,

this resulted in being able to see the massive painting which is 11.91 x 14.34 feet in fine detail, 

after stitching the individual photographs together it resulted in a 717gigapixels photograph!

Rijksmuseum’s composite now shows the cracked texture of the paint, brushstrokes, and slight pigment variations that wouldn’t be visible even if you were standing in front of the work itself, the magnifiable image also retains evidence of the damage done by a knife gash in 1975, in addition to this project, the team used artificial intelligence to restore pieces that had been cut off the original painting in 1715, including two shooters on the left side and part of a soldier’s helmet on the right, what a massive undertaking it must have been, taking 8,439 individual images, for the technical, the team used a 100-megapixel Hasselblad H6D 400 MS-camera to make 8439 individual photos measuring 5.5cm x 4.1cm. Artificial intelligence was used to stitch these smaller photographs together to form the final large image, with a total file size of 5.6 terabytes,, amzing!

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