Gigapixel: The Bestiary

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

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Cat Knocking over a Vase of Flowers (1806) by Abraham MignonMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Earth (1610) by Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, dit de veloursMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

The Great Market, Haarlem (1673) by Gerrit BerckheydeMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Madonna and Child with John the Baptist (XVe siècle) by Biagio d'AntonioMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Episode of the Russian Campaign (1836) by Nicolas-Toussaint CharletMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Bathsheba at her Bath (1575) by Véronèse (dit Paolo Caliari)Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Fruit and Flowers in a Willow Basket (1810) by Antoine BerjonMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Fruits and flowers in a Wicker Basket"

Antoine Berjon; 1810; Oil on canvas.

Fruit and Flowers in a Willow Basket (1810) by Antoine BerjonMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Cat Knocking over a Vase of Flowers (1806) by Abraham MignonMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Bouquet with cat and mousetrap"

Abraham Mignon; 1806; Oil on canvas.

The Watering Place (Vers 1765) by Jean Honoré FragonardMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"The Trough"

Jean Honoré Fragonard; Circa 1765; Oil on canvas.

The Flight into Egypt (1657) by Nicolas PoussinMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"The Flight into Egypt"

Nicolas Poussin; 1657; Oil on canvas.

The Flight into Egypt (1657) by Nicolas PoussinMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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

Air (1611) by Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, dit de veloursMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Allegory of Air"

Jan Brueghel, the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; 1611; Oil on canvas.

Water by Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, dit de veloursMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Allegory of Water"

Jan Brueghel the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; Oil on canvas.

Earth (1610) by Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, dit de veloursMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Allegory of Earth"

Jan Brueghel the Elder, also known as Jan de Velours; 1610; Oil on canvas.

The Tournament (1812) by Pierre RévoilMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

"Scene of a Tournament in the Fourteenth Century"

Pierre Révoil; 1812; Oil on canvas.

The Tournament (1812) by Pierre RévoilMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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Lyon Museum of Fine Arts
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