Thursday, 24 February 2011

Google Art Project

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. 

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