The Last Supper Will Travel The Internet At 16 Billion Pixels

The Last Supper Will Travel The Internet At 16 Billion Pixels
The Last Supper - Credit: Photo HAL 9000; Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

HAL 9000 will send The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci soaring through the Internet on October 27, 2007 with a high density view of 16 billion pixels. The time given for the launch is 9:30 A.M. Central European Summer Time. For USA viewers, 3:30 A.M. EST.

HAL 9000 Haltadefinizone known for its high density art work will send a 16 billion pixel graphic display of Leonardo Da VinciĀ“s The Last Supper on October 27, 2007 at 9:30 AM Central European Summer Time. For people living in the United States the display will be shown at 3:30 A.M. EST and 12:30 A.M. PST.

Noted art historian, Vittorio Sgarbi addressed concerns expressed by some about the accumulation of dust and other pollutants that might harm the famous painting. He stated that concerns about the original art work becoming blackened by fine particles of pollution was completely non-existence.

The popularized fresco was originally painted in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church between the years 1494 and 1498. The Last Supper painting on display in Italy receives 350,000 tourist per year. The popularity increased after the Dan Brown book utilized it as a clue in the fictional novel The Da Vinci Code.

According to United Press International, Vittorio Sgarbi said that the only fogginess on the painting was put there by Leonardo himself, when he painted it.

The Last Supper 16 billion pixel event is sponsored in part by AMD, CLAUSS, DeAgostino, I.Net, and Nikkon. As with other high density graphics previously published by HAL 9000, downloads of the pictures are done at the users own risk.

The Haltadefinizone graphic displays are finitely detailed and should be interesting for art and technology aficionados. The HAL 9000 Haltadefinizone site for The Last Supper display is located at: www.haltadefinizione.com .

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