Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Google Art Project - Wow!

The Google Art Project has been announced for about a week now and I am sure many of you have already seen it. But I just had to blog about it. What a fascinating tool! You can take virtual tours of museums all over the world and see art works in them. You can walk through the doorways into the different rooms and hallways of the museums and rotate 360 degrees! You can also view a slideshow of some of the works of art contained in the museum you are "attending." Many of the art works in the slideshow version are in extremely high resolution and allow you to zoom in for tiny details.

For a more critical description see the New York Times article, "The Work of Art in the Age of Google" about the Google Art Project.

And just to see if anybody's out there...what famous essay is the title of the New York Times article referencing? I know a lot of you had to read it in an art history class!

Ciao for now - Tara

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