Friday, February 04, 2011

The Google Art Project

Aleksander Ivanov, 1806-1858
The Apparition of Christ to the People (The Apparition of the Messiah)
Явление Христа народу (Явление Мессии)
1837 - 1857
Oil on canvas
5.4m x 7.5m
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

A fascinating new "Art Project" from Google  has taken off this week

One can explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels

Amongst the museums taking part are:

•Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
•Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
•The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
•Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
•The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
•MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
•Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
•Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
•Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
•National Gallery, London - UK
•Palace of Versailles - France
•Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
•The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
•State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
•Tate Britain, London - UK
•Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
•Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands