Sunday, October 28, 2007

Last Supper on Internet: One Picture is Worth…

Last year I was one of the 350,000 people who visited Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and one of our ‘must sees’ was Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

I wish we could have lingered longer but the crowds were pressing in behind us.

Now a 16 billion pixel image of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper has been posted on the internet, giving art lovers a detailed view of the 15th Century work.

The image is 1,600 times more detailed than those taken with a typical 10 million pixel digital camera.

People will be able to see segments as though just centimetres away and examine otherwise unavailable details.

The link is here:
The Last Supper in Detail

Image: Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper