Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Google Art Project

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels.

You can walk through various famous museums via the project site, Google Maps, and Google Earth (via street view). It's too bad that the museums themselves are in relatively low resolution, however the available paintings are very clear when you click on them. Some of the artworks like the Nachtwacht are even visible at up to 7 gigapixel resolutions.

I made a video walking through the Rijksmuseum for those too lazy or unable to explore it themselves:

Explore it yourself here.

Also read the official Google Blog entry.


annom said...

Very nice! The resolution of the general room doesn't do justice to the art though, but the real scans are great!

Nice walk through, I was lazy and eating.

Kamielkaze said...

Nice, i saw this and wanted to post it but you where faster! cool art project

cybrbeast said...

pwned :P

pimp-a-lot bear said...

I like it, but seeing the art in person still has my preference, it's much more impressive. (if i'm not lazy or eating).