Google Art Project

Adolph Menzel, The Balcony Room, 1845.

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on Google Art Project. The project uses Google street map technology to provide site visitors with a 360 degree view of 17 art museum interiors. So you can not only tour from room to room, but you can also zoom in on each painting or sculpture.

Or, like me, you can simply scroll through high res images of the artwork and find new pieces of beauty to help spur your creativity (and daydreams about European travel!).

Many of the paintings I’ve been admiring also have information provided by the museum in the form of audio commentary or provenance. Fascinating stuff!

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