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Lucas Cranach the Elder, Magnified
September 13, 2008 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Cranach Magnified, courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum, enables users to compare and analyze the "surprisingly minute features" of several paintings by the great Lucas Cranach the Elder. For much more Cranach, visit the extensive listing at Artcyclopedia, which includes, among other things, the woodcuts at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; several paintings at the Kunsthistorisches Museum; and more paintings at the National Gallery of Art.
posted by thomas j wise (4 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
i'm a little confused - what is the point of having to select 3 paintings, then in the next step, only being allowed to view from 2 of the 3?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 3:49 PM on September 13, 2008


Wow, this really cool. I just spent a bunch of time zooming in on sections of Hunting near Hartenfels Castle, and the details really are amazing. Love to see a similar treatment of Breughel's Mad Meg.
posted by Ritchie at 4:31 PM on September 13, 2008


Oh, and yeah - the detail magnification is beautiful!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 4:54 PM on September 13, 2008


That is a cool tool.
posted by nickyskye at 12:56 PM on September 14, 2008


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