Rijksmuseum publishes 717 gigapixel photograph of The Night Watch

The Night Watch. Source: Rijksmuseum
The Night Watch. Source: Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum has succeeded in making an extremely detailed photograph of The Night Watch. This 717 gigapixel image is available for viewing from today on the Rijksmuseum website at rijksmuseum.nl/Nightwatch.

It is the largest and most detailed photograph of any artwork, and is four times sharper than its predecessor, which the Rijksmuseum published around 18 months ago. This means it is now possible to zoom in even further on minute, pin-sharp particles of pigment in The Night Watch. 

Read the press release.

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