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Gigapixel Photos of Famous Paintings

We’ve featured quite a few gigapixel photo projects here on PetaPixel, but this one’s a bit different. HAL9000 is a project out of Italy that takes famous paintings and shoots gigapixel photographs of them, allowing you to get up close and personal with the masterpieces through a special online viewer.

For example, in their 16 gigapixel image of Leonardo’s The Last Supper, you can zoom in until you’re looking at tiny cracks in the wall. Here’s the eye of Christ:

Their newer images are nearly 30 gigapixels in size. Check out the entire gallery here.

(via Boing Boing)