What Is the Google Art Project?
In February of 2011, the almighty Google stepped up to the plate to bring world renowned art to anyone with a computer and Internet access. Partnering with 17 museums, Google Art Project allows users to explore over 1,000 works or art by some 400 artists.
This is a must see website even if you’re not an art lover. You may have heard of Starry Night by Van Gogh or the Seed of Areoi painted by Van Gogh’s colleague and perhaps harshest critic, Gauguin. Now you can see them from home at absurdly high resolution, even the bright, stunning Haiti-inspired paintings of Gauguin.
You can find the Google Art Project here and what you can do once you’re there in cyber-mode is amazing. There are so many things to see, do and explore, and it will fascinate anyone for hours.
MS. Blog offered up that of all the 400 pieces of artwork, only 3 are from women—all in European museums so forget about locating an up-close view of a Georgia O’Keefe. MS Blog also states that even though there are only 3 women artists over 83% of the nude artwork pieces are female—a good point indeed so let’s hope Google plans on including more work by women artists in the future as they plan on adding to the website.