NEWS & MEDIA

04 November 2020

The Works in the Gallery of the Accademia di Firenze Available in Ultra-High Definition Make a Digital Museum


Haltadefinizione has completed the digital acquisition campaign in its ultra-high definition Gigapixel format.

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More than 75 paintings in the Gallery of the Accademia di Firenze have now undergone the complex and technically sophisticated job of digital acquisition. The project began in August of 2019 in the experimental phase, during the restoration of the triptych of Pentecost by Andrea Orcagna. Now, many other works have been captured digitally, including altarpieces by Pietro Perugino, Bronzino and Allori, works in gold-leaf, plaster statues and last but not least, the unfired clay model of the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna.

Haltaefinizione managed the project in accordance with its contract with Mibact (the Italian Cultural Heritage Ministry) for the promotion and enhancement of the collection. The digital acquisition of each work included specific measures, materials and logistics, which allowed us to capture every kind of surface at any height, no matter its location, surroundings, lighting or material, with excellent results. Gigapixel technology is completely non-invasive. Every aspect of the project is carefully planned to make no physical contact, to avoid any risks to the subject work.

Most notable among the newly digitalized works is the unfired clay model of the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna. This sculpture is remarkable not only for its artistic value for also for its physical size: four meters, and placed on its pedestal, its highest point reaches six meters. More than 59,700 individual images have been captured, for a total of more than 18,000 GB (18 TB) of data. The total surface area of artworks that have been scanned, including paintings and sculptures, is over 310 square meters (3,337 square feet).

This massive digital imaging campaign is done for two reasons. The first is to monitor the conservation status of the works and the other is to allow the general public to have access to the art in completely new ways, such as ultra-high definition images and new technology for long-distance teaching and study, and for virtual visits to the museum.

Discover the works in the Gallery of the Accademia di Firenze.

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.

Images for researchers and scholars

Haltadefinizione’s images conserve the essence of artworks in digital format.

Educational licence

Free access to gigapixel images of art

Partnership programs

Art history researchers can rely on us to provide support of the highest quality.

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.

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Licensing

Artworks in gigapixel format. Unbounded creativity.

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Digitalizzazione per le opere di piccolo formato.

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Nessuna opera è troppo grande.

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La soluzione perfetta per i libri più antichi.

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La luce giusta per ricostruire la forma.