Art

Amazingly detailed close-ups of Van Gogh’s paintings

Everyone knows that viewing a famous painting on the computer doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing it in person. But thanks to the Google Art Project, you can see incredibly detailed close-ups of famous art works such as Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful impressionistic paintings.

More than 40,000 works of art are available in high-resolution “gigapixel” format, which allows viewers to zoom in and admire the paintings’ brushstrokes. Take a look at the detail in these Van Gogh close-ups, and prepare to be amazed.

Via Twisted Sifter

The Starry Night close up
The Starry Night close up
The Starry Night close up
The Starry Night close up
The Starry Night close up
Enclosed Wheat Field with Peasant / Landscape at Saint-Rémy
Enclosed Wheat Field with Peasant / Landscape at Saint-Rémy close up

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