selection of museums from around the world. We hope to add more museums
The takeaway message? Although San Francisco is a Mecca for world-class cultural attractions, you should travel to St. Petersburg, Venice, or Prague to see truly great art collections.
Regardless, Google's anti-California art project is pretty damn cool.
Google used a camera-carrying trolley to create 360-degree pictures of 17 galleries. The Art Project also allows viewers to focus on certain works. Each featured museum chose a marquee image, which would be captured in high-resolution photography. This way, viewers can get close enough to see individual brushstrokes.
Art Project also allows viewers to create their own galleries, saving views of pieces from different museums.
This, for example, is the eyeball of Vittore Carpaccio's Young Knight in a Landscape at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.