If you feel that you haven’t visited or spent enough time in top art museums or galleries, now you have the perfect opportunity to redeem yourself. Google gives you a chance to increase your knowledge about art, through one of its latest creation named Google Art Project. In this virtual cultural institute you will find 40.000 pictures carefully collected from 151 museums in 40 countries. The platform will enable you to virtually tour museums, galleries and read contextual information about artworks. You will find anything from classic to contemporary art that will definitely enrich your knowledge.
The “walk-through” feature of the project uses Google’s Street View technology. More important many of the artworks are reproduces with very high quality and there is one selected from each partner museum captured as a gigapixel image (over 1 billion pixels). This will allow you to zoom in and see the smallest detail that you would probably miss in the museum. For those who want more information’s about the artworks there are number of video and audio guide tours, comments from experts, maps and many more features.
In this virtual art world you will find works from the Art Gallery of Ontario, the White House, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and many more. This project also contains more than 150 art pieces from the legendary Dutch post impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
Enjoy in your own private stroll throughout some of the world finest galleries.