GOOGLE EARTH ART PROJECT - The World's Masterpieces Now Just a Click Away

If you love art, have always wanted to visit the world's great art museums and see the masterpieces of the great artists, but could not travel the world to indulge your passion Google has just answered your prayers.
The Art Project powered by Google is using Google Earth to bring the world's great art to you in a way you can't even experience standing in the actual museums.
Thanks to Amit Sood and other art lovers at Google you can now move from room to room within the virtual space and see 1,000 artworks painted by 400 artists in a way that being there in person can't match because Google is using "gigapixel" technology to zoom in so close you can see detailed brush strokes.  No museum in the world will let you get that close in person. This is how close Google's Art Project gets you to Van Gogh's Starry Night:

*Image from Google's Art Project
Seventeen major art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA) and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Britain, the National Gallery in London, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are already on the list and Google has plans for adding more.  You can even create your own collection of favorites.

 I am thrilled by this project and I applaud and thank Google, All participating Museums and Galleries, Amit Sood and all those at Google who worked to bring the project to the internet.  This is what the web was meant to be, a tool by the people and for the people, a means of disseminating culture and unique experiences, information and interaction. 
With this phenomenal Art Project Google lives up to it's namesake and brings to the internet the beauty of great art to the 100th power with gigapixel imagery and a powerful use of today's technology.

*The images on this post are screen prints from Google's Art Project and I have used only portions of them to illustrate the quality and power of Google's technology in bringing the world's great art to the masses.  My intent is to educate (teach) and inform (report) the public of this wonderful and inspired project, not to infringe on any intellectual property but simply to share my discovery of what I consider an absolutely amazing and generous art instruction and sharing tool:

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