Google Art Project
February 1, 2011
Its official. According to Michael Humphrey, blogging for Forbes, Google is the coolest company on earth because it just rolled out an amazing resource — Google Art Project.
The new portal powered by Google allows you to “explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.” More accurately, you may explore 17 museums in 9 countries, including the Uffizi Gallery (Florence), the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Freer Gallery of Art (DC), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), and Alte Nationalgalerie (Berlin).
To see how the “Behind Scenes” of the project, watch and wonder. With the wintry mix fluttering over New York, why bother leaving home at all? The world’s greatest art is at your eye-tips.