Posts Tagged ‘Officer and Laughing Girl’

Google “Art”?

February 3rd, 2011

Google Art: Although the scans of the single paintings are admirable and perhaps even useful, the museum tours leave much, too much to desire. The Frick is especially low quality and captures literally nothing of atmosphere that makes this museum unique.  I suppose it’s all done efficiently as possible, but still, one could reasonably expect more from Google. Wheeling around a hi-tech camera cart up and down the halls does not guarantee results no matter how much the devise costs and even if your name is Google. Technology must be used sensibly or otherwise we just get just one more silly toy.  D- for effort, there are other realities outside Silicon Valley.

Something to Smile About

February 2nd, 2011

Google has recently added some extremely detailed (and nuanced) digital images of Vermeer’s works in their googleartproject Google Art Project collection. So far, I have discovered these… Enjoy please.

The Love Letter
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/rijks/the-love-letter-44

The Little Street
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/rijks/view-of-houses-in-delft-known-as-the-little-street-46

The Milkmaid
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/rijks/the-milkmaid-48

Woman with a Pearl Necklace
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/gemaldegalerie/young-woman-with-a-pearl-necklace-98

Officer and Laughing Girl
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/frick/officer-and-laughing-girl-6

The Glass of Wine
http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/gemaldegalerie/the-glass-of-wine-100