It's All In The Details—5 Artworks You'll Want to Zoom In On

Though nothing can compare to the wonder of seeing an artwork in person, we have tools to help you get a closer look at each of the pieces on Artspace.

By clicking on the zoom icon next to each artwork, you'll have the opportunity to explore each artwork and view hidden details, textures, and other indicators of the artistic process. 

Here are 5 artworks you'll want to zoom in on.

1. Though this photograph was staged, admire Joe Fig’s detailed handiwork in his meticulously crafted miniature diorama of Chuck Close’s studio. 

Joe Fig MainChuck Close: Summer 2004 #2 (2007), Joe Fig

2. From a distance it’s easy to overlook Gonkar Gyatso’s unique process of using stickers of brands, cartoons, and folklore characters to interpret Buddhist imagery.

Gonakar MainOne Hundred Eight (2012), Gonkar Gyatso

3. Each of the tiny squares in this stunning contact sheet by Werner Bischofcapture different but equally breathtaking shots of the Swiss Alps.

Werner MainSwiss Mountain Peaks (1941), Werner Bischof

4. In this piece by Wangechi Mutu, fragments from popular culture, wildlife magazines, porn, and hip-hop culture are collaged onto the female form.

Wangechi DetailChin rest with cut-eye (2012),Wangechi Mutu

5. This detail of a work by Huang Yan may look like a traditional Chinese painting, but in actuality it is applied directly to the model’s face, his cultural heritage deeply imbedded into his personal identity, not unlike a tattoo.

Huang DetailFour Seasons (2007), Huang Yan

Browse our picks of artworks that have details you won't want to miss and start zooming! 


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