Google Online Art Project Adds More Artwork, 20 Museums

1 - Google Online Art Project Adds More Artwork, 20 Museums
2 - Testino Focuses on Peruvian Fashion
3 - Scenes Within a Scene
4 - Check Out the Rothkos in Switzerland
5 - Dive Into the World's Great Paintings
6 - Contrast and Compare
7 - Take a Trip Back in Time—From Your Desk Chair
8 - Find Serenity in Sorrento
9 - Visit Museums in Far-Flung Countries
10 - Get Starry-Eyed
11 - So Close You Could Scream
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Google Online Art Project Adds More Artwork, 20 Museums

by Nathan Eddy

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Testino Focuses on Peruvian Fashion

A new body of photographs called "Alta Moda" (high fashion), featuring Andean people in traditional and festive dress, is currently on display in Testino's cultural institution.

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Scenes Within a Scene

Zoom into the painting "Fra Stalheim" by Johan Christian Dahl, and you discover scenes within a scene—a village with smoking chimneys, a woman tending to her child and cows grazing on the hillside.

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Check Out the Rothkos in Switzerland

Start a virtual tour of the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and discover the galleries of this internationally renowned museum of modern art.

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Dive Into the World's Great Paintings

Recently uploaded to the gigapixel collection is "The Hungry Lion Attacking an Antelope" by Henri Rousseau, on display at the Fondation Beyeler.

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Contrast and Compare

The project allows users to compare works of art side-by-side, such as this example showing inscribed Arabic gemstones existing alongside contemporary glass structures from Germany.

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Take a Trip Back in Time—From Your Desk Chair

Pictured here is a handled censer with an open work lid in the shape of a church dating from 1760 and held in the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, Greece.

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Find Serenity in Sorrento

This painting, "Terrace with Oak, Sorrento," painted in 1834 by Thomas Fearnley, is just one of dozens of works the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway has made available to Google.

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Visit Museums in Far-Flung Countries

This complete arch that is carved of wood and painted can be found in the al Sabah Collection, Kuwait, and dates from 1301 AH.

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Get Starry-Eyed

One of the database's most famous works, Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night," allows users to zoom in to an almost unfathomable level of detail.

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So Close You Could Scream

Another new addition to the gigapixel collection is Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which belongs to a series of motifs that Munch developed in Berlin and Asgardstrand in the 1890s.

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