Google's latest venture, 'Google Art Project' has been receiving a lot of attention in the media this week. Using their Streetview technology, the site enables viewers to explore a growing number of major international art collections, by virtually walking through their buildings, and zooming in on particular works.
The technology allows you to zoom-in on some works to an incredible degree - right down to individual brush-strokes:
Here's a clip of how they went about transforming the collections into virtual tours:
Although the project has some limitations - copyright restrictions in particular reduce the number of available works - but it's a superb tool. Get stuck in.