Dutch researcher Tim Zaman has created a system with cameras and scanners that captures high-resolution three-dimensional images of famous paintings.
From there, the Océ group tried to print these images in the same original proportions. And this has resulted in identical reproductions of some of the world's most recognized works of art.
All the small details left by brush, ink and artist on the screen are captured by the system and the end result is impressive. Here's an example:
Can you call such a reproduction art? Tell me what you think in the comments.
And, to learn more about the researcher's work process, visit his site.