ART PROJECT POWERED BY GOOGLE...
Google has gone all high brow on us, unveiling its Art Project, a collaboration with art museums around the world to enable people to enjoy their collections without leaving the house. It’s powered in-part by Google’s Street View ‘indoor’ technology.....
Eighteen months has been completed from the stage of development on art project, Google says it’s worked with 17 art museums including,
The Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian,
National Gallery (London),
The Frick Collection,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
MoMA, Museo Reina Sofia,
Museo Thyseen – Bornemisza,
Palace of Versailles,
The State Hermitage Museum,
State Tretyakov Gallery,
Van Gogh Museum. \
The results consist of a slick website featuring “super high resolution images” of famous artworks....
As for the employment of Street View, a special ‘trolley’ was used by Google to capture those 360 degree images of the interior of various galleries, which were then stitched together to enable navigation of over 385 rooms within the featured museums.
special techniques used in art project:
And when Google says “super high resolution”, the company is referring to the use of so-called ‘gigapixel’ photo capturing technology. Each such image contains around 7 billion pixels, the search giant tell us, “enabling the viewer to study details of the brushwork and patina beyond that possible with the naked eye.”
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