Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miniature Pencil Tip Sculptures By Dalton Ghetti

A fellow carver sent me a link to these miniature pencil tip sculptures by Dalton Ghetti. You can see some of additional photos of his work from an exhibition at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center.


Have a look and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ultra High Resolution Images of Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery

The folks at http://www.haltadefinizione.com/ have scanned masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli and others at incredibly high resolutions. You can zoom in to see the finest details of the brush strokes. You can even see any cracks that may have appeared in the paint. This is likely more detail than you would be able to see in person without magnification.

I think we can learn a lot from studying the works of past masters. Have a look and let me know what you think.