The Mountains of Moab by Sargent is one of several paintings Arius digitized in collaboration with Tate Britain. The resulting Art Digital Master File (ADMF™) is essentially a digital fingerprint of a painting's surface. The ADMF is archived for future analytics and was utilized to create ultra-high-resolution Géomatique textured art prints that ensures the authenticity of the artist's process.
The Mountains of Moab is an accurate depiction of the mountain range that lies to the southeast of the Dead Sea in Jordan. Sargent painted this work in 1905, during a visit to Syria and Palestine, sparked by a commission to paint murals at the Boston Public Library on the theme of ‘The Triumph of Religion’.
Sargent wanted to give his work greater authenticity by recording first-hand the people and terrain which many Europeans believed had remained unchanged since the life of Christ. Sargent was, and still is, known primarily as a portrait painter; however, The Mountains of the Moab was the first landscape to be shown by Sargent in a public gallery, in 1906.