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The famous masterpiece turned into the world’s first 717gigapixel painting will blow your mind

A FAMOUS museum has released what it claims is “the largest and most detailed photograph of any work of art”.

You may recognize the painting in question as it is a world famous masterpiece.

Rembrandt's The Night Watch can be viewed in greater detail than ever before

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Rembrandt’s The Night Watch can be viewed in greater detail than ever beforeCredit: Rijksmuseum
The original painting is famous for its use of light and shadow

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The original painting is famous for its use of light and shadowCredit: AP

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has released a super technical scan of Rembrandt van Rijn’s 1642 masterpiece ‘The Night Watch’.

717 gigapixel images are free to view on museum website.

It allows you to see the painting in a way that wouldn’t even be possible if you were to see it in person.

The only other way to see a picture like this is that you have to stick your nose into it and even then you need good eyesight.

The 12-by-14-foot painting is the focus of a research and restoration project called “Operation Night Watch.”

The detailed scan was part of that study.

It is actually made up of 8,439 individual photos taken with a high-tech camera.

Artificial intelligence has been used to help stitch photos together and form one large image.

Rijksmuseum said in statement: “The Operation Night Police The research team has succeeded in creating an extremely detailed photograph of Night clock.

This 717 gigapixel image is available to view from today on the Rijksmuseum website at rijksmuseum.nl/Nightwatch.

“This is the largest and most detailed photograph of any work of art, and four times sharper than its predecessor, which the Rijksmuseum published about 18 months ago.

“This means that it’s now possible to further magnify every minute sharp pigment in The Night Watch.”

The scan allows you to magnify the detail so intensely that you can see the cracks in the picture.

Each pixel in the scan shows only 5 micrometers of the original picture.

The Rijksmuseum website also there is a version of the picture with the lost faces restored.

The painting was stripped in two parts in 1715 so it could fit into Amsterdam’s Town Hall.

It is hoped the detailed scan will help further study the masterpiece and also help document its age.

“Creating this image was a huge challenge,” said Robert Erdmann, senior scientist at the Rijksmuseum.

“There are many people who think it’s impossible, and who think that the Operation Night Police team was crazy trying to do it.

“We have surpassed ourselves in what can rightly be described as a world-class achievement.”

The scan is so detailed you can see the cracks in the paint

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The scan is so detailed you can see the cracks in the paintCredit: Rijksmuseum
It's hard to notice details like this if you look directly at the painting in the Rijksmuseum

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It’s hard to notice details like this if you look directly at the painting in the RijksmuseumCredit: Rijksmuseum
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Caroline Bleakley

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