Changing the way we view Art: texture, Detail, & the video medium

In this collection, I have put together some of the most well known paintings to explore how both high-resolution digital photography and the advent of streaming videos can change the way we view images that we have seen in print countless times before...

In this image, we can see not just how thickly Van Gogh laid paint down, but you can see spots in the painting where the canvas has been left exposed. Also observe how the paint has cracked over time.
Notice how flawless the texture of this painting is, despite being roughly 400 years older than Van Gogh. This is due to the medium being an egg tempera instead of oil paint.
Here we can see how Klimt used gold leaf in some of his paintings to add an extra layer of texture and sparkle to his work that couldn't be accomplished with oil paint alone.
Here is a painting that is done on a less traditional surface: cardboard. If you look around, you also see how the different mediums of crayon, oil, & tempera paint give more depth to this painting.
Durer was well known for working in many mediums: oil paint, word cuts, engravings, & watercolor. Here is one of his best known watercolors. Up close, we can see a tiny water mark in the hare's eye.
The Night Watch has a lot of detail to take in. There is a VERY faint line above the dog's back where the paint isn't cracked. It's from a restoration when the painting was vandalized in 1975.
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