Google Art Project – Art Up Close (Literally) and Almost Personal

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011 by

Google Art Project – See this video to get a behind the scenes look at the Google Art Project – Another amazing feature by Google, this Art Project by the communication giant brings art right into your face, in an experience no other technology has been able to produce until now. Pick out one of the many globally acclaimed museums from the list, and then choose between walking through the museum’s galleries or looking at specific masterpieces so close you can see each brush stroke in super high quality resolution.

The museum tour, as you will see for yourself, is a smart adaptation of Google’s Street View technology, and it feels as if you are right there in London, Berlin and NYC, admiring the art of famous virtuosos. Below is an image of the ‘museum stroll view’ at the National Gallery in London.

The next image is of an ultra-zoomed image of a famous piece by a well-known European painter. Guess who? Click the image to find out.

See this video to learn how Google’s Art Project came into being. It’s amazing.

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