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Curcubeu
Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:06 PM
In my opinion it's absolutely stunning! You don't have to visit all museums around the world to come close to the famous paintings. You can just zoom to every detail on each painting and go virtually through the different galeries! :eek:

Streetview is amazing, but for me as an art fan, it's just fabolous! Thank you Google! :worship:

http://www.googleartproject.com/

The official visitor guide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GThNZH5Q1yY&feature=player_embedded

What do you think? Is this the beginning of a new era of virtual culture or does it endanger the traditional art museums? :)

olivero
Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:26 PM
wow! didn't hear about that before, thanks.
it is indeed astonishing.
hopefully more museums will join it.

but I don't think it will destroy traditional museums. watching a painting live is totally different than doing it by the internet.

nufflemutts
Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:46 PM
It needs more Tate Modern and V&A. But other than that, Google :worship:

Sam L
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:05 PM
In my opinion it's absolutely stunning! You don't have to visit all museums around the world to come close to the famous paintings. You can just zoom to every detail on each painting and go virtually through the different galeries! :eek:

Streetview is amazing, but for me as an art fan, it's just fabolous! Thank you Google! :worship:

http://www.googleartproject.com/

The official visitor guide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GThNZH5Q1yY&feature=player_embedded

What do you think? Is this the beginning of a new era of virtual culture or does it endanger the traditional art museums? :)

I guess it's a good idea if not for anything than for preservation and making it available for everyone. Actually, after watching the youtube video, I think it's a great idea!

Nothing beats the real thing though.

Beat
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:08 PM
the resultion is not high enough to actually study the works of art, but as a concept it's great. and you can always looka the architecture. ;)

Sam L
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:22 PM
the resultion is not high enough to actually study the works of art, but as a concept it's great. and you can always looka the architecture. ;)
That's what I thought but the resolution in the video looked pretty good?

I guess if anything it could serve as a guide to planning your trip to the museums if you're limited in time? That's where I think it could be really useful.

Wigglytuff
Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:21 PM
Fucking amazing!!! I can't wait to try it on my computer, but the video has me drooling with excitement.

olivero
Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:48 PM
the resultion is not high enough to actually study the works of art, but as a concept it's great. and you can always looka the architecture. ;)

I think it depends on the painting. Some of them are shown in a fantastic resolution.

CillyUltra
Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:44 PM
Every museum has selected an artwork to be shot with 7 billion pixel. :eek:

Bijoux0021
Feb 3rd, 2011, 09:00 PM
:cool:

Sharapovian
Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:23 PM
Just had a quick look at it, seems really cool. Nice idea :cool:

I'll definitely look at it in more detail later :)

Bayo
Feb 4th, 2011, 12:41 AM
the resultion is not high enough to actually study the works of art, but as a concept it's great. and you can always looka the architecture. ;)

The museum tour function isn't high quality, but when you view the artwork itself the resolution is fantastic.

SloKid
Feb 4th, 2011, 11:02 AM
A very cool idea, better than stalkerish Street view. :p But still nothing beats the real thing, but it's nice to have this to make it more accessible to the people.