Virtual museum visit

Miscellaneous hejpadej July 25, 2016 0 65
Art lovers do not get out the door to admire the works of famous artists. Halls of seventeen major museums have Google granted access to photograph the artworks in detail and put on the new website. Visitors can virtually walk through the halls and zoom in on the artwork. It is given extensive information about the object.


In total, seventeen of the world's leading museums, including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum have cooperated with Google to photograph a work of art in gigapixels for website. But other art exhibitions with the Street View technology that Google used in Google Earth.
Google not only provides a detailed look at the most famous paintings but also allows the visitor a glimpse of the interior and furnishings with your virtual visit. In total more than 1000 objects in high resolution were photographed in 385 galleries. It is not known whether there are more museums will follow in this project.
Zoom in
It goes like this. Using the arrow keys you walk through the museum. Some paintings or objects can be viewed reasonably well but others are covered. If there is a plus sign in a square next to the object you can tap them. Now the work is displayed in its entirety without its setting on the screen. With the slider right below you can zoom in on the show. You can also top left of the page on the plus or minus button. The effect is the same.
That zoom goes so far as you can clearly see the brush strokes. This also applies to the use of color. Scratches and crackle are clearly visible. Very useful for those who want to know more about the art and the state of the painting. Without purchasing art books to you all a lot of knowledge in doing.
The right column can be found extensive additional information in English about the artwork. Not only information about the artist but also the history of the artwork. For example, when it was purchased. There is also a list of works of art that can be admired in this way.


Below is the list of museums in alphabetical order, with the most famous works:
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, In the Conservatory, Edouard Manet
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, The Princess from the Land of Porcelain, James McNeill Whistler
  • Gem√§ldegalerie, Berlin, The Merchant Georg Gisze, Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, The Bottle of Anis del Mono, Juan Gris
  • Museo Thyssen ?? Bornemisza, Madrid, Young Knight in a Landscape, Vittore Carpaccio
  • Museum Kampa, Prague, The Cathedral, Franti ?? ek Kupka
  • National Gallery, London, The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine-Habsbourg, Queen of France, and her children, Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Nightwatch, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
  • Tate Britain, London, No Woman, No Cry, Chris Ofili
  • The Frick Collection, New York City, St. Francis in the Desert, Giovanni Bellini
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, The Harvesters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, The Apparition of Christ to the People, Aleksander Ivanov
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence, The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Bedroom, Vincent van Gogh