Artist Quayola extracted pixelated images from two masterpieces by Rubens and Van Dyck, revealing the structures underneath.

Italian visual artist Davide Quagliola aka Quayola is known for his enigmatic visual installations and work animating paintings and sculpture. In Strata #4, Quayola was given access to masterpieces by Rubens and Van Dyck to create video installations that bring a new digital life to the works, pixelating them and revealing their basic foundations.

Commissioned by Palais de Beaux Arst in Lille, Quayola worked with an HDR photographer to get 20,000 by 20,000 pixel images of the paintings. He then used computer algorithms to study and explore the painting’s structure. Explains the artist:

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