Gigapixel: The Bestiary

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Insects, birds, rodents, crustaceans... Walk through the paintings in gigapixel (ultra-high definition) and discover the photographed pieces' most minute and incredible details!

"Fruits and flowers in a Wicker Basket"
Antoine Berjon; 1810; Oil on canvas.
"Bouquet with cat and mousetrap"
Abraham Mignon; 1806; Oil on canvas.
"The Trough"
Jean Honoré Fragonard; Circa 1765; Oil on canvas.
"The Flight into Egypt"
Nicolas Poussin; 1657; Oil on canvas.

The motif of the eagle slaying a snake usually symbolizes the victory of Christ over Satan in a Christian context.

"Allegory of Air"
Jan Brueghel, the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; 1611; Oil on canvas.
"Allegory of Water"
Jan Brueghel the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; Oil on canvas.
"Allegory of Earth"
Jan Brueghel the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; 1610; Oil on canvas.
"Scene of a Tournament in the Fourteenth Century"
Pierre Révoil; 1812; Oil on canvas.
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Lyon Museum of Fine Arts
Directed by: Mathilde Hospital – Communication Department.
Photos in gigapixels: © Gilles Alonso –
Photos: © MBA Lyon - Alain Basset, Stéphane Degroisse, Mathilde Hospital

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