Google Online Art Project Adds More Artwork, 20 Museums

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-05-31

Google's online Art Project is again growing with the addition of works by more artists and the news that 20 more galleries around the world are opening their collections to online visitors. Highlighting the latest additions are photos from Mario Testino, who is known for his work in the fashion industry, and newly added paintings, including Monet's "Waterlilies," according to a post by Marzia Niccolai of the Google Art Project on the Official Google Blog. One intriguing part of the Art Project Collection is the expanding gigapixel collection, which now stands at 63 works, Niccolai wrote. These pieces are ultra-high-resolution images that since the collection's inception have allowed online visitors to magnify and zoom in to see a spectacular brushstroke level of detail in the paintings. In addition to the new individual artwork that has been added to the Google Art Project, 20 more museums and other institutions around the world have opened their virtual doors and windows to online visitors. They include the Fondation Beyeler Museum in Switzerland, which houses a collection of seven Mark Rothko paintings, and the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, which is the first monastery on Street View in the Art Project. eWEEK offers a virtual walk through some impressive Google Art projects.


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