24 November 2021

Raphael’s Standard of the Holy Trinity, Restored and Digitally Photographed

Ultra-high definition gigapixel photography reveals the work before and after restoration.

digitalizzazione Stendardo

Haltadefinizione is returning to Città di Castello (in the province of Perugia) for the digital acquition of the Standard of the Holy Trinity by Raphael. The ICR, (Italy’s Central Institute for Restoration) has just completed restoration work on the painting, in time for the exhibition “The Gaze of the Young Raphael” curated by Marica Mercalli and Laura Teza, in Città di Castello’s municipal art gallery, which closes in January of 2022.

This work is one of the first to be attributed to Raphael and is currently the only one of his works that is displayed in Città di Castello. This case is a perfect example of how new technology can be applied to conservation of works of art.

Haltadefinizione performed the first digital capture on the Standard of the Holy Trinity in May of 2021, just before the extensive restoration work was begun. Another digital scan was performed again just after restoration, in order to document its changes from before to after. The most recent scan will allow restoration specialists, scholars and casual students to have a close view not only of Raphael’s brush strokes, but to look into the ICR’s technique, which has restored the painting to the image quality that had been lost over the centuries.

ICR chose the vertical hatch technique for the restoration of the Standard. This gives a more accurate reading of the work while also showing clearly at close range, areas that were in need of intervention.

“We have come back to Città di Castello for digital acquisition of Raphael’s Standard of the Holy Trinity, after this important restoration work,” says Luca Ponzio, the founder of Haltadefinizione. “With our photographic technique, that we developed with our partner Memooria, we can monitor the conservation status of the work, before and after restoration, and then plan for future digital captures, for continued monitoring. What’s more, digital acquisition has no effect on the original work at all, in fact, it contributes to its protection.”

The ICR, Italy’s Central Institute for Restoration, has endorsed Haltadefinizione’s photographic technique. Digital acquisition has become an important tool for conservation and monitoring the status of works of art.

Visit the Haltadefinizione website to examine Raphael’s Standard of the Holy Trinity before and after the restoration, to see all of its details, colors, shapes and perspectives covered by the passage of time and then revealed.

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.


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 become spectacular classroom props

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

More than 700 masterpieces available to teachers

Try new ways of learning, in person and online.

Pinxit - bringing the arts to life in schools

A joint project of Haltadefinizione and Wonderful Education.

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. 


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.