Feet and Flowers

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the  Haltadefinizione site – an Italian site that hosts extremely high resolution images of famous artworks.  These are works I’ve only seen in tiny prints in books, and here you can see every little crackle and brush stroke.

At first the images seem a little soft, but they get sharper and sharper as you let them download.  The interface allows you to pan around and zoom right up to the paintings, and the “full screen” button expands the images to fill your entire monitor.

I’ve always loved Botticelli’s Primavera – but now I have a whole different view of it. (And these images are a lot smaller than the version on the Haltadefinizione site, so they will fit in my blog.)

Just look at all the lovely feet:

I love these gorgeous toes among all those leaves and flowers 🙂

Notice that little yellow flower in the middle?  Here it is closer to.  And you can zoom much closer than this:

So lovely.   But see for yourself!  Here is the link to Botticelli’s Primavera.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pavinee
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 16:04:28

    This is interesting and lovely. Have to check it out myself.

  2. mashadutoit
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 16:09:04

    Yes, you must! It is an amazing site. Only wish they had more artwork examples to explore. * *

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