Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Future of Art Viewing.... Part 2

Further to my post from October last year about the virtues of Haltadefinizione, Google (as they inevitably seem to do) has since released Art Project. It's a pity that the quality is a bit haphazard but it is still nonetheless interesting.

First select the museum from the top left then 'floor plan' on the far right. Mouseover to see the contents of the various rooms and navigate similar to Street View. Alternatively, you can pull out selected works immediately to the right of the museum name.

What I particularly like is the ability to click on particular images on enlarge them akin to the Haltadefinizione concept. ie. The Medusa from Caravaggio. This particular image was 'unreachable' when we visited the Uffizi.

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