Google Art Project – View Art from the Hermitage, the Met…

Posted on April 3, 2011  Comments (1)

Google Art Project lets you view art from the Hermitage, Van Gogh Museum, the Met, Tate Britain, National Gallery and more museums around the world. The site lets you navigate the museum (similar to Google street view) and zoom in for very close looks at the the works of art.

close up of the Face of Venus, Birth of Venus by Botticelli

The image above is a close up view of the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. In the lower right of the image you can see the portion of the painting that this view is zoomed into.

You can create your own artwork collects, which is a cute feature. Unfortunately it is tied to the still incredibly broken Google ideas on social Internet applications. I find it amazing that a company that does so many things so well, can have such continuously bad ideas about social applications.

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One Response to “Google Art Project – View Art from the Hermitage, the Met…”

  1. Stefan
    April 19th, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Google Art Project is fantastic, so nice of Google to think of art. I like big companies that promovates culture. Good job Google 🙂

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