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