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Resolution and Image Quality

I went to the National Gallery and saw a Painting by an “Unknown Artist”



Down in the left hand corner, there are some items on a table







I was amazed by the details and this got me wondering what equivalent resolution would be needed to reproduce something that good.
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

It's usually reckoned that 300 ppi on a print is about the limit of the human eye's resolving power so if you multiply the size of the painting in inches by 300 that should give you an idea. For those of us of a certain age, 200ppi might well be enough!
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

Unknown Artist? I guess the the nationality may have been Dutch (or an admirer thereof)... I’m trying to remember where I first saw paintings of similar detail. The Prado, perhaps.
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

At first, I thought you were showing the detail captured by the camera.

What are the dimensions of the full painting?
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

That level of detail in a painting is pretty impressive. It must have taken ages to actually paint it. What a shame it's an unknown artist. Is it a painting in a temporary exhibition or is it there all the time Graham?
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

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At first, I thought you were showing the detail captured by the camera.

What are the dimensions of the full painting?
Me too, so the detail shots are separate photos taken up close rather than crops of the full picture?
I thought it was a bit too good to be true! Or is it?
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

See
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/p...-with-pictures

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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

So the full painting is approx 3ft x 4ft in old numbers (thanks for the link DerekW)

That makes the little ruler on the table about 1" long.

The detail achieved by the artist is amazing.
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

I agree Dave the detail in those objects is very impressive. As are the drawing images shown in the open book.
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Thanks Graham ! SWMBO wants me to order a large print

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So the full painting is approx 3ft x 4ft in old numbers (thanks for the link DerekW)

That means at 300ppi 14,400 x 10,800 pixels or about 148MP. A bit much for even an EM1x unless you take a lot of sections and do a bit of pano stitching! The detail is extraordinary, it must have taken the artist months to paint.
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Thank you so much for hunting down that link.

I really like the “photo-realistic” paintings and this one really caught my eyes.

The last time I saw anything this good was in the portrait gallery and at first I thought it was a photograph. Such skills puts my photography to shame, which is why I like to go to galleries for inspiration.

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Truly a work of art. Thanks.
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Unknown Artist? I guess the the nationality may have been Dutch (or an admirer thereof)... I’m trying to remember where I first saw paintings of similar detail. The Prado, perhaps.
I feel sure The National Gallery would be grateful for any help you supplied in determining the identity of the artist.


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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

I have to admit to never previously visiting the National Gallery site.

Having just had a large lounge redecorated and SWMBO deciding the pictures we had on the walls are now in need of replacing, that site provides no end of inspiration and possibilities for purchasing art prints on paper and canvas, at what I assume to be reasonable prices.

Many genuine thanks to Graham for his original post

If anyone has had dealings with or purchased art prints from similar online sites, please feel free to post details, it would be appreciated.

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