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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Google Project, Prado in Spain from Gurney Journey

Now, this is interesting! Blog entry from Gurney Journey showcasing a new 'process' or 'experiment' with ultra-high resolution and photos of museum art. These are paintings from the Prado in Spain.

this is the blurb from Gurney Journey:


Google’s Prado Project

Google has cooperated with the Prado in Spain to scan major works in the museum in a fully searchable and interactive format, built on the Google Maps model. You can zoom right up to the paint texture of your favorite works.

This little movie from Google shows how they did it.

Can you imagine the scope of this? The Louvre, Musee d'Orsay? Monet's Waterlilies? WOW!

Thanks, James!

To enter the interactive search page at Google: link.
Read more:
Computer World report, link.
Guardian report, link.


Theresa Rankin said...

Wow...This is awesome bit of news...Raphael, Michelangelo, Waterhouse, Sargent, Remington, Hassam, Monet, Payne maybe even Schmid....I could go on forever!!

VickiRossArt said...

I thought about you when I first read this...and your advice to visit an old master painting every day. send me the site you like so well...please?

JulieMayser said...

This is fantastic... now we can get to "see" all these wonderful masterpieces almost as if they were right under our noses!!!