I went to the Frick Museum when I was in New York city. It was wonderful, but, as with any museum, I didn't get to see the up close detail in the paintings. Some of them I just couldn't get close enough to because of the large scale of it. Then, there just wasn't the time to indulge myself in viewing them like I wanted. For me, because of where I've lived, it's been a once in a life time experience to go to the Frick. There's other museums that I would love to visit as well.
So, imagine not being able to travel to museums because of the lack of time or money. Enter Google Art Project. It's the answer to every artist's (and those who love art) dream.
image from GoogleArtProject.com
The Google Art project gives the viewer the opportunity to see the crackled paint in the Vermeer, the detail in the Constable cathedral, the thin wisps of the water and sky of a Turner, the powerful shapes of the Goya, or the directional strokes of a Rembrandt. In exquisite detail. At virtually no cost. All while sitting at home. Is this a great world or what?!!
My name is Shannon Christensen and I'm an art junkie. I'm going to be spending hours on this site! Forget Farmville, or whatever the newest distraction is, go Google Art Project.
If you want extra instructions, there's a visitor's video to walk you through using the Google Art Project site.