Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google on Tuesday unveiled its Art Project, which aims t
o bring online visits to galleries around the world closer to the real thing and, in some cases, better.
The website address is (www.googleartproject.com).
Following is a list of the 17 galleries taking part in the launch, with more expected to be added as time goes on.
Also detailed are the works of art they chose to be captured in ultra-high resolution images, allowing for detailed study online using the zoom application.
- Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
In the Conservatory/Edouard Manet
- Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC
The Princess from the Land of Porcelain/James Whistler
- The Frick Collection, New York
St Francis in the Desert/Giovanni Bellini
- Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
The Merchant Georg Gisze/Hans Holbein the Younger
- Museum Kampa, Prague
The Cathedral/Frantisek Kupka
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Harvesters/Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Starry Night/Vincent van Gogh
- Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
The Bottle of Anis del Mono/Juan Gris
- Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid
Young Knight in a Landscape/Vittore Capaccio
- National Gallery, London
The Ambassadors/Hans Holbein the Younger
- Palace of Versailles, France
Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine-Habsbourg, Queen of France, and
her children/Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Return of the Prodigal Son/Rembrandt
- State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The Apparition of Christ to the People (The Apparition of
the Messiah)/Aleksander Ivanov
- Tate Britain, London
No Woman, No Cry/Chris Ofili
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Birth of Venus/Sandro Botticelli
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Bedroom/Vincent van Gogh
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