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Second Canvas Mauritshuis is your tool for exploring the beautiful Mauritshuis museum masterpieces in super high resolution, like never before.

Discover, interact, learn from stories told by Mauritshuis experts or choose your favorite detail and share it with your friends on social media, including the option of hooking it up to your TV screen at home or at school.

Created by Mauritshuis and Madpixel, Second Canvas Mauritshuis allows you to explore the 10 masterpieces from the museum’s collection, including the famous 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', and others like 'The Garden of Eden' and 'The Goldfinch', with the best quality and resolution.

Works you will find on Second Canvas Mauritshuis:

• Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
• The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Jan Brueghel (1568-1625)
• The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt (1606-1669)
• The Bull by Paulus Potter (1625-1654)
• View on Delft by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
• The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius (1622-1654)
• Ice Scene by Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
• Old Woman and Boy with Candles by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
• As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young by Jan Steen (1625/1626-1679)
• Self-Portrait by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

Main features:

• Super-zoom to explore the artworks with the best quality and discover hidden details. Specially for the Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Garden of Eden, where you will be able to zoom-in beyond the naked eye, up to the brushstroke level, and see the crackle, thanks to their Gigapixel resolution.
• Infrared vision for these two paintings, also in Gigapixel resolution, to reveal the drawing under the painting and discover the "pentimenti", even on the tiniest details.
• Discover amazing stories on all Mauritshuis masterpieces, detail by detail, told by museum experts: learn about the characters, symbology, technique, or the artist signature.
• New Gigapixel AudioTour feature: play a cinematic tour through the Gigapixel image to discover the artwork secrets while listening to the audio.
• Tell your own stories on social media, selecting the details you want to share in super-high resolution.
• Download the details with their stories so they can be accessed even when you’re offline or in airplane mode.

We hope you'll enjoy Second Canvas Mauritshuis. Tell us about your experience with the app and help us to improve it: SCMauritshuis@secondcanvas.net

For more information about Second Canvas:
www.secondcanvas.net www.mauritshuis.com

 $0.99 in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Nov 09, 2016 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Aug 08
Version 1.4

Minor updates.

Nov 03
Version 1.3

- Now with audiotours: guided tours within the works through audio descriptions, which offer a cinematic experience
- Optimized for iPhone X

Sep 14
Version 1.2

Now with audio tours: Discover our world famous collection through guided tours within the works. Be amazed by beautiful stories in text and audio.

Dec 01
Version 1.1

Improvements and bugs fixed

Nov 10
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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