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February 1, 2011

Makes You Happy To Be Alive (and have an internet connection)

The Google Art Project.

Google has taken their streetview technology into 17 art museums around the world and put the results on-line for all to see. The Google blog post all about it is here. Each of the museums selected one artwork to be presented in gigapixel resolution. In addition, there are 1,000 "other" images (presumably these are merely high res photos). More museums and more art will come, of course.

Get you excited:

Get more explanation:

They show off some of the details of the technology. I always wanted to ride a bike in The Hermitage.

The 17 museums:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Museum Kampa, Prague
  • National Gallery, London
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
  • The Frick Collection, New York City
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Palace of Versailles, Versailles
  • Von Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Tate Britain, London
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Detail from "The Apparition of Christ to the People" by Aleksandr Andreyevich Ivanov at The Tretyakov Gallery
Detail from "The Apparition of Christ to the People" by Aleksandr Andreyevich Ivanov at The Tretyakov Gallery

Filed under Photography,Technology,Web/Tech | permalink | February 1, 2011 at 04:16 PM

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