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"Capturing the Essence: Exploring the Beauty of Detail" From the intricate stitches of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting scenes of the historic Battle of Hastings

Background imageDetail Collection: Healthy ankle joint, X-ray

Healthy ankle joint, X-ray
Healthy ankle joint. Coloured profile X-ray of the left ankle of a 21 year old patient. Strapping around the ankle is visible on this X-ray

Background imageDetail Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Scene of the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the battle between the soldiers of William I of England and the Anglo-Saxons. Romanesque art. Decorative Arts; Tapestry. FRANCE

Background imageDetail Collection: CANALETTO: THAMES

CANALETTO: THAMES
The River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral on Lord Mayors Day. Oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, c1750

Background imageDetail Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageDetail Collection: Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Supper at Emmaus, 1648, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. Supper at Emmaus, 1648. Detail. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageDetail Collection: RIVERA, Diego

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, detail of mural, 1947-1948. MEXICO. Mexico City. Diego Rivera Web Museum. Central detail. Fresco on portable pannels

Background imageDetail Collection: Anatomy of human knee joint

Anatomy of human knee joint

Background imageDetail Collection: Hand bells DP130731

Hand bells DP130731
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32-34 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London. Interior, hand bell blanks

Background imageDetail Collection: Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts

Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts the Norman invansion of England. Knights of King Edward III (upper part) and naves of Harold II (down). Detail. Fresco. FRANCE. Bayeux

Background imageDetail Collection: BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart

BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart, 14th century manuscript

Background imageDetail Collection: RIVERA, Diego. Man, Controller of

RIVERA, Diego. Man, Controller of
RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Man, Controller of the Universe. 1934. Right detail. Mexican Mural Painting. Fresco. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. Fine Arts Palace

Background imageDetail Collection: Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Background imageDetail Collection: Black Labrador Retriever dog, male, Germany

Black Labrador Retriever dog, male, Germany

Background imageDetail Collection: PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The

PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The

Background imageDetail Collection: Spiral staircase a99_08858

Spiral staircase a99_08858
Spiral staircase. Interior detail

Background imageDetail Collection: Kenwood House J890389

Kenwood House J890389
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. Interior detail of the balustrade on the Great Stairs, 1989

Background imageDetail Collection: Deesis Mosaic. 13th c. TURKEY. Istanbul. Hagia

Deesis Mosaic. 13th c. TURKEY. Istanbul. Hagia Sophia (Basilica of St. Sophia). Detail of Christ Pantocrator. Work located at the southern side of the higher gallery. Late Byzantine art. Mosaic

Background imageDetail Collection: Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile

Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33
DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33

Background imageDetail Collection: DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail from Diego Riveras mural depicting the American automobile industry

DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail from Diego Riveras mural depicting the American automobile industry at The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1932-1933

Background imageDetail Collection: Marylebone Station a062976

Marylebone Station a062976
MARYLEBONE STATION, London. Detail of egg and dart decoration on the capital of a terracotta arch at Marylebone station with the interior of the train shed visible beyond. Photographed by John Gay

Background imageDetail Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background imageDetail Collection: Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)

Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco)
LRI4819896 Trompe l oeil garden from the Villa of Livia, 40-20 BC (fresco) by Roman, (1st century BC); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome

Background imageDetail Collection: The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823, by Francisco de Goya

The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823, by Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). Spanish painter. The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823. Detail. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageDetail Collection: My Studio by Fortunino Matania

My Studio by Fortunino Matania
Self-portrait of the Italian artist, Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) pictured at work in his studio at 104 Priory Road, Hampstead, London. Date: c.1955

Background imageDetail Collection: UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

Background imageDetail Collection: Corrugated iron DP044414

Corrugated iron DP044414
Detail of corrugated iron

Background imageDetail Collection: Apsley House J050005

Apsley House J050005
APSLEY HOUSE, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, London. Interior detail of the north wall and fireplace in the Waterloo Gallery

Background imageDetail Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageDetail Collection: Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Background imageDetail Collection: Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageDetail Collection: JUSTINIAN I (483-565). Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 527-565. Emperor Justinian the Great

JUSTINIAN I (483-565). Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 527-565. Emperor Justinian the Great and his Court. Mid-6th century Byzantine mosaic from San Vitale, Ravenna

Background imageDetail Collection: Methodus plantarum sexalis in sistemate naturae descripta

Methodus plantarum sexalis in sistemate naturae descripta
Watercolour by George Ehret Dionysius (1708- 1770), 1736. Original artwork held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDetail Collection: Raphael (1483-1520). The Sistine Madonna. 1512-1517

Raphael (1483-1520). The Sistine Madonna. 1512-1517. Lower detail with the figures of two cherubs. Renaissance art. Cinquecento. Oil on canvas. GERMANY. Dresden

Background imageDetail Collection: MEXICO: 1810 REVOLUTION. The Cry of Dolores, Miguel Hidalgos call to revolt, 16 September 1810

MEXICO: 1810 REVOLUTION. The Cry of Dolores, Miguel Hidalgos call to revolt, 16 September 1810. Detail of the mural by Juan O Gorman, 20th century

Background imageDetail Collection: Cutty Sark a065184

Cutty Sark a065184
CUTTY SARK, Greenwich, London. A detail view of the stern of the Cutty Sark by night, showing her decorative name plate and rudder

Background imageDetail Collection: Piano and music sheets K011303

Piano and music sheets K011303
KENWOOD HOUSE, Hampstead, London. Detail of the Broadwood square piano of 1791 in the Music Room

Background imageDetail Collection: Trinity Square Car Park DP059892

Trinity Square Car Park DP059892
Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The Get Carter Car Park

Background imageDetail Collection: Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United

Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United
Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Group of 19 stainless steel sculptures, by Frank Gaylord, representing a squad patrol. Detail. West Potomac Park. National Mall. Washington D.C. United States

Background imageDetail Collection: LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius

LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageDetail Collection: Alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose -Rhododendron ferrugineum-, on Mt. Kramer or Mt

Alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose -Rhododendron ferrugineum-, on Mt. Kramer or Mt. Kramerspitz, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Werdenfelser Land area, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageDetail Collection: Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. The Tower of Babel

Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. The Tower of Babel
Breugel, Pieter, The Elder, called Peasant Bruegel (1525-1569). The Tower of Babel. 1563. Detail. Flemish art. Oil on wood

Background imageDetail Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane

Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane
Imperial Airways Poster, showing four types of plane, with cutaway drawings of interiors of each class -- Heracles and Hannibal, Scylla, Atalanta, and Scipio. 20th century

Background imageDetail Collection: Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey

Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey
Magnificent, highly detailed cutaway illustration of Westminster Abbey, with the Northern walls removed to show the interior seating arrangements and the positions occupied by King George VI

Background imageDetail Collection: MOZART: MOTET MANUSCRIPT. Detail of the autograph of the motet, God is Our Refuge

MOZART: MOTET MANUSCRIPT. Detail of the autograph of the motet, God is Our Refuge, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at age 9, 1765

Background imageDetail Collection: Wall painting, Agricola Tower, Chester Castle N920003

Wall painting, Agricola Tower, Chester Castle N920003
CHESTER CASTLE, Cheshire. Interior view of Agricola Tower showing a detailed view of a wall painting in the east bay, also known as the Visitation c.1220

Background imageDetail Collection: Skittles DP083724

Skittles DP083724
Bridport, Dorset. Played In series: Played in the Pub. Skittles at the Shave Cross Inn. Detail of skittles

Background imageDetail Collection: Oak leaves N080968

Oak leaves N080968
Fallen brown Oak leaves covered in frost

Background imageDetail Collection: Table football DP034356

Table football DP034356
Table football




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"Capturing the Essence: Exploring the Beauty of Detail" From the intricate stitches of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting scenes of the historic Battle of Hastings, to Canaletto's meticulous brushstrokes capturing the serene Thames, detail is an art form that transports us through time. Rembrandt's "Supper at Emmaus" invites us to marvel at every stroke and shadow, as if we were sitting at that very table. Diego Rivera's mural showcasing Detroit's automobile industry reminds us that even in grand scale works, it is in the details where stories are told. The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck reveals a world within a mirror reflection - each delicate item meticulously placed. Michelangelo's David stands tall with every chiseled muscle conveying strength and grace. Intriguingly labeled facial muscles remind us how intricately our own bodies are designed. The Deesis Mosaic from Istanbul's Hagia Sophia takes our breath away with its vibrant colors and minute tile work. An Imperial Airways poster showcases four types of planes with precision and elegance - reminding us that even transportation can be a work of art when attention is paid to detail. Whether it be on canvas or tapestry, in sculptures or mosaics, these masterpieces teach us to appreciate life’s beauty hidden within each tiny element. For it is through these details that history comes alive and stories unfold before our eyes.