Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tour Galleries with Google Art Project

Google Street View technology has been used to create amazing tours of 17 major art galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.  Users can virtually move through 395 gallery rooms in the Palace of Versailles, the Frick, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Tate, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and more.
In addition,  over  1061 works of art are available in high resolution, with the ability to zoom in to view fine details and brushstrokes.  Details are provided for each image, including artist, medium, size,  commentary on the work and its themes, history of the artwork, and information on the artist.
Users can also create their own personal collection of favorite images.
Posted by Patti Wilson

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