NEWS & MEDIA

14 May 2021

Digital Media and the Arts: José Manuel Ballester’s show “Hidden Spaces” opens in Moscow


This series, which began as a collaboration between the Spanish artist José Manuel Ballester and Haltadefinizione, is on display at the New Jerusalem Museum in Moscow.

Lugar para un nacimiento 1920x1080

Imagine an exact replica of the most iconic universally recognized masterpieces of art, but with the most important element, the human figures, removed from the scene. This is what characterizes the work of the contemporary Spanish artist and photographer José Manuel Ballester, whose works are in state museums and private collections in Spain, the United States, Japan, China and many other countries.

This is Ballester’s first exhibition in Russia. His works have been in personal and collective exhibitions in the Prado Museum of Madrid, the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, the Genoa Art Museum, Pascal Vanoke Gallery in Paris and many others.

Since April 29, Ballester’s series “Hidden Spaces” has been on exhibit at the New Jerusalem Museum of Moscow, with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Russia.

The works in the exhibit include “Primavera” and “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli", “The Annunciation” of Leonardo da Vinci and “The Marriage of the Virgin” by Raphael. All of them were produced in collaboration with Haltadefinizione, which provided the ultra-high definition images of the original masterworks.

Each work in the series Hidden Spaces (Espacios Occultos) begins with a digital reproduction of the original work, done at a high enough resolution to allow the artist to perform the work of removing the central elements from the composition and filling in the empty spaces. Through this process of removing the people from these spaces, the viewer can see these works from a new point of view. Landscapes, architecture and inanimate objects take their place as protagonists, not only backgrounds or frames.

Since 2010, José Manuel Ballester has worked with Haltadefinizione to develop his artistic projects which have involved numerous works by Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. These formidable works of digital art are made possible by the application of new technologies in the field of digitalization in the fine arts.

Images for High Quality Art Books

Capture even the slightest details to use in your exclusive publications. Ultra high definition images can take us where the human eye has never gone before. They become essential for large format art books made for students and art lovers.

Content material for digital publishing

Masterpieces just a click away!

Fine Art Printing Services

See the advantages of ultra high definition images come together with the best fine art printing technology.

Special Edition Art Reproductions

Eureka! Even the most inaccessible works are now within reach.

Art Experience

Get inside the works, instead of merely observing them.

Dynamic Projection

A full immersion experience with art.

Reproductions of Art

Come face to face with the great works.Our printed reproductions are made at full size, or 1:1 scale. With ultra high definition scanning in gigapixel format, color reproduction is true and every minute detail is visible just as on the original object.

Customized Projects

Customized art for any kind of interior space.

Staging and Scenery

Use these powerful gigapixel images at your event to make it unique.

Contract projects

Personality, color, dynamism; artistic details that enhance any commercial space.

Licensing

Unleash your creativity with gigapixel images.

Image bank

We have more than 500 masterpieces of Italian art in HD digital format.

Enhanced Solutions for Museums and Galleries

Extraordinary images deserve an extraordinary way to explore them.

Digitalization campaigns

Digitalization is good for works of art.

What does Gigapixel mean?

See all the detail you want, without any loss of image quality.

Spectacular works to admire in class

Reveal the secret details of the most famous masterworks in the classroom with Haltadefinizione.

More than 600 masterworks available to teachers everywhere

Discover new teaching methods and resources, for live or remote lessons, with Haltadefinizione.

Pinxit

Bringing the arts to life in schools.

Educational Entertainment

Nothing moves us more than great art.

Rights management

We are here to assist you with licensing for the use of these works.

Why gigapixel?

To fully understand a work of art you must become familiar with even its smallest details.

Musei e gallerie-en

Tutte le collezioni presenti in archivio. 

Licensing

Artworks in gigapixel format. Unbounded creativity.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

Digitalizzazione per le opere di piccolo formato.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

Nessuna opera è troppo grande.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

La soluzione perfetta per i libri più antichi.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

La luce giusta per ricostruire la forma.

A picture is worth more than a thousand words

Choose visual language to teach about fine art with Haltadefinizione.