Google has Searched the Globe to Bring Masterpieces to the PublicBy: Heather Campobello - April 3, 2012
Google has expanded their Art Project by partnering with 151 museums in 40 countries. Now anyone with the internet can view some of the finest masterpieces across the globe in high resolution.
You can even zoom in super close to view details. This could be especially helpful while analyzing the works of Hieronymus Bosch because he was known for putting the devil in the details:
The zoom technology makes it easier for users to view interesting features of the piece like never before:
The Art Project’s website is simply beautiful and functions as a wonderful teaching tool.
Some of the more popular galleries that Google mapped and offered works from are the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Art Institute of Chicago, Denver Art Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. You can click here to see a full list of the collections.
The following picture is titled “The Fall of Rebel Angels” and was created in 1562 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder:
This is an untitled work by Osgemeos that was finished in 2010:
Whether you are a student, art enthusiast, or teacher you are sure to enjoy these beautiful pics for hours on end.
The collection is sorted by the names of the artists, the museum/gallery from which the works came from, and user galleries which are basically collections that individuals have put together and offer to users for their viewing pleasure. This feature will also help you organize your favorites.