With the project Deep Zoom, the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) and the Oskar Reinhart Museum, whose collaboration dates back to the early days of both institutions, have established a Swiss wide unique digital presentation of masterpieces of the Oskar Reinhart Museum.
The Deep Zoom technology makes it possible to examine the original digital photographs of 20 selected paintings and drawings by Swiss artists, which have been photographed by the SIK-ISEA, in extremely high-resolution into the tiniest details.
The reproductions of up to 30 megapixels, depicting works by Albert Anker, Arnold Böcklin, Giovanni Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Jean-Etienne Liotard and many other well-known Swiss painters, are displayed on screen using a zoom function that reveals smallest details in an instant. This offers fascinating insights into the texture of these masterpieces and the techniques adopted by their artists. From now on, details barely visible to the naked eye can be studied on screen without having to expose works to strong light or touch them by hand.