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Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels
From Fr. Z.
Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.
The Getty Foundation collaborated to render the Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels. Yes, that’s billion with a b.
Go here:  http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/#home

Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels

From Fr. Z.

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.

The Getty Foundation collaborated to render the Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels. Yes, that’s billion with a b.

Go here:  http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/#home

Marx called religion the opiate of the people. But the real opiate of the people – the coca leaves of modern culture that we’re all expected to chew – is the river of consumer comforts and distractions that we use to damp down our deeper hunger for God and our gnawing sense of obligation to so many other people.

—Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. in “The New Evangelization: Responsibilities and Challenges for the American Continent” (via stereoma)

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Tapestry - Last Supper - Vatican Museum

Tapestry - Last Supper - Vatican Museum

The Madonna at Prayer -  detail, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1640-50)

The Madonna at Prayer -  detail, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1640-50)

Pietà by Charles Le Brun

Pietà by Charles Le Brun

Master of the Bigallo Crucifix – Italian - c. 1225-65 - Tempera on panel - 75.25 x 50.125 in.

Master of the Bigallo Crucifix – Italian - c. 1225-65 - Tempera on panel - 75.25 x 50.125 in.