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Google Art Project
Aug 27
On Wednesday, 3 September at 5pm CET (11am EDT), join Alex Wright, author and former User Experience director at The New York Times, now at Etsy.com, for an Art Talk about “the Platonic Network” and Paul Otlet’s plan for a “worldwide web.”

In the 1920’s and 1930’s a Belgian entrepreneur and utopist dreamed of what we now experience everyday: a global communication network enabling the sharing of knowledge. Paul Otlet, with his friend and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henri La Fontaine, developed the first paper search engine, but Otlet went further and used bibliography to describe notions of network, data linking, hypertext language and web semantics, decades before the Internet was invented. Alex Wright explored his visionary but mostly forgotten ideas in his latest book, Cataloging the World : Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (Oxford University Press, June 2014), shedding a new light on the genesis of information technologies.

Follow #ArtTalks  and +Mundaneum for updates and ask questions during the live video talk using the hashtag #AWrightTalk  
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Google Art Project
Aug 26
Honoring Finland’s Famed Architect Alvar Aalto
Today, we’re proud to announce a partnership with the Alvar Aalto Foundation to bring much of the architect's important work online.
Anyone, anywhere can virtually visit many of Alvar Aalto's most important buildings with #StreetView  and learn about his design breakthroughs in digital exhibitions, all in one click: http://goo.gl/TzZ3ho #architecture #finland  
Alvar Aalto Museum / Alvar Aalto Foundation - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Aug 21
Leading English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley was born #onthisday  in 1872. After Oscar Wilde, he was the outstanding figure in the Aestheticism movement. Here's his 'The driving of Cupid from the garden preparatory drawing for the cover design of 'The Savoy'' +Art Gallery of South Australia http://goo.gl/IB26K9 #art #illustration
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Google Art Project
Aug 19
Paris Street: Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte born 166 years ago, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Enjoy this work in high resolution at: http://goo.gl/IdRT2h

In this masterpiece, "Gustave Caillebotte brought an unusual monumentality and compositional control to a typical Impressionist subject, the new boulevards that were changing the Paris cityscape. The result is at once real and contrived, casual and choreographed. With its curiously detached figures, the canvas depicts the anonymity that the boulevards seemed to create."
Read more about ithttp://goo.gl/IdRT2h
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Google Art Project
Aug 18
#mondayblues ? No to worry. You can take a virtual trip to Mexico's Museo Nacional de Antropología with #StreetView to admire the majestic Piedra del Sol and various other Aztec treasures, wherever you are. Just click: http://goo.gl/DFwQgi #anthropology #archaeology  
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Google Art Project
Aug 15
Today we're loving these statue selfies on +Hyperallergic → http://bit.ly/1sSPd7G #art   #selfie  
Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies
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Google Art Project
Aug 14
'Seaport at Sunrise' by French landscape painter Claude Vernet, born 220 years ago +Dulwich Picture Gallery. Click http://goo.gl/qomuui to see it in high resolution and use the zoom to enjoy the landscape in detail. 
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Google Art Project
Aug 12
On the #StreetArtProject , you can discover the Philippines' street art scene+Filipino Street Art Project tells you about the work and story of Filipino street artists in various online exhibits, on view at: http://goo.gl/Qlq25v
For example, learn about Kookoo, a prolific Filipina street artist based in Quezon City, and whose work can be seen throughout Metro Manila in a dedicated exhibit: http://goo.gl/iOlhz6 #streetart #philippines  
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Google Art Project
Aug 8
Best friends. Rivals. Read the story behind modern art masters Matisse and Picasso http://ow.ly/A4DUB
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Google Art Project
Aug 7
'Flowering plants' by Emil Nolde, born on this day in 1867: http://goo.gl/PeM7GO - Ca' Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna.
The German painter and printmaker was one of the first Expressionists, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century.
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Google Art Project
Aug 5
Did you know you can get up close & personal with our collection for free, 24/7, right at home? Browse some of our art from home with the magic of +Google Art Project > www.mfah.org/googleartproject
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Google Art Project
Aug 4
'Waterfall' by John Henry Twachtman, born on this day 161 years ago +Cincinnati Art Museum.
Waterfall - John Henry Twachtman (American, b.1853, d.1902) - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 31
Today, we invite you to discover new views of India’s Old Wonders with 30 new digital exhibitions and 360-degree online tours of 76 new heritage sites.
Thanks to a partnership with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), visitors from all over the world can virtually visit far-flung historical wonders such as the Safdarjung Tomb (http://goo.gl/WB2niy) and the Ellora Caves (http://goo.gl/GcizoE).
Several Indian institutions also brought their arts and archival collections online for the first time, such as the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (http://goo.gl/9jvUQz) and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (http://goo.gl/kv8J9S). Learn about India’s culture and history in 30 new online exhibits: http://goo.gl/SrVLaQ  #India #Heritage #art  
Safdarjung Tomb - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 29
'Boy Playing the Flute' by Dutch Golden Age painter Judith Leyster, born c. 28 July 1609. Enjoy it in high resolution at http://goo.gl/ueoWwo +Nationalmuseum Sweden 
This work is one of the artist’s most important and attractive paintings. It still shows traces of the influence of the Utrecht Caravaggists. The composition is fresh and highly original. The subject is a combination of a genre scene, a still life and a portrait.
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Google Art Project
Jul 25
Starting Out After Rail by realist painter Thomas Eakins, born 170 years ago +Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. See it in high resolution, with other works by the artist: http://goo.gl/dqRdjc
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Google Art Project
Jul 23
"I paint with shapes." -Alexander Calder, born on this day in 1898! 

Catch our Calder retrospective, on view through Sunday. http://bit.ly/17yNMky
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Google Art Project
Jul 21
Start the week with a virtual artistic trip to Japan, and discover Yamatane Museum of Art’s beautiful collection, which includes masterpieces by painters such as Taikan Yokoyama, Gyoshu Hayami, Kokei Kobayashi, and Gyokudo Kawai, and available online at: http://goo.gl/gVpxTo

Below: ‘Camellia Petals Scattering’ by Hayami Gyoshū painted in 1929 and named an Important Cultural Property in 1977: http://goo.gl/Pnu0nt
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Google Art Project
Jul 17
A Morning. The Dance of the Nymphs by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, born July 17, 1796 +Musée d'Orsay: http://goo.gl/ozTCnl
In this painting, “the curtain of trees isolating the characters at the back has the effect of a theatre curtain and evokes an opera ballet, an ambiguity to which the title contributes, as the word ‘matinée’ may be an allusion to daytime performances, as opposed to ‘soirées’.” Take a closer look by zooming in at: http://goo.gl/ozTCnl
And for more works by Corot, just click: http://goo.gl/G1PFpp
A Morning. The Dance of the Nymphs - Camille Corot - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 15
"For Rembrandt van Rijn’s birthday, take a minute to appreciate the Dutch painter’s masterpiece — and the most famous painting in the +Rijksmuseum — The Night Watch in #Gigapixelresolution: http://goo.gl/QY3COU

Group portraits of civil guard troops were common in the Dutch Golden Age but with this painting, Rembrandt was the first to depict figures in a group portrait in action, striking dynamic poses. The captain, dressed in black, is telling his lieutenant to start the company marching. The guardsmen are getting into formation. Rembrandt used the light to focus on particular details, like the captain’s gesturing hand and the young girl in the foreground. She was the company mascot.
Zoom in to see these details. Can you find the barely-there figure, whose eye and beret are just seen and which is believed to be a self-portrait of Rembrandt himself?"
The Night Watch - Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 11
Today is the 180th anniversary of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s birth!
Here’s ‘The Princess from the Land of Porcelain’ from +Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries: http://goo.gl/1DG8JV
It was part of a series of costume pictures undertaken by Whistler in which western models appear in Asian dress, surrounded by Chinese and Japanese objects from his own collections. Here, the noted Victorian beauty Christina Spartali strikes a pose that recalls both the elongated figures depicted on Chinese Kangxi porcelain and the graceful courtesans that appear in ukiyo-e prints. 
See this painting in the context of the museum’s Peacock Room, where the Princesse presides over an array of Asian ceramics, with Museum View: http://goo.gl/90hbG5 The painting, “like the room in which it hangs, embodies the Freer aesthetic: an imaginative, cosmopolitan representation of East-West harmony. #StreetView  
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Google Art Project
Jul 9
"A month ago, we launched our #StreetArtProject to help preserve street art and help our partners tell a story of street art around the globe. 
Users can get up-close and personal with street art spaces from around the world that are closed to the public, or that have already been demolished—such as the famed Paris 13 tower. Explore all nine floors and 450 square meters of painted ceilings and walls of the now-demolished Tour Paris 13 building with Street View in a few clicks: http://goo.gl/LUmuxa #streetart"
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Google Art Project
Jul 7
Painter Marc Chagall was born on July 6th, 1887: a good day to enjoy his monumental work on the ceiling of Paris's Palais Garnier, available in ultra-high resolution at http://goo.gl/Nf9gKI
Over three days and nights, five technicians worked in rotation to transcribe the minutest detail of the 240m2 pictorial composition. It is the largest work available on the site in #Gigapixel resolution, a technical challenge given the height at which it is located (18 metres), the lighting conditions in the theatre, and the curved, circular nature of the ceiling!

Don’t forget to zoom in and to click on the Details to see different views of the ceiling http://goo.gl/Nf9gKI #artstech "
Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - Marc Chagall - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 4
"From Style Writing to Art - A Street Art History"
Go back to the first years of #streetart in this exhibition curated by MoSA The Museum of Street Art and enjoy the ride!
" How did it all start? Where did this worldwide movement originated? How come a movement emerged so rapidly and largely? " #StreetArtProject  
From Style Writing to Art - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 3
See developers getting creative with code.  #DevArt  

The #DigitalRevolution is officially open at +Barbican Centre Here's a first look at the #DevArt artists making art with code. http://goo.gl/K081UR
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Google Art Project
Jul 1
Part of the #StreetArtProject , the São Paulo #StreetArt collection features 89 artists represented by 189 artworks spread along the expanded center of São Paulo, Brazil. Take a tour in a few clicks http://goo.gl/Izf0dR #Brazil  

Below: 'Untitled' by Binho Ribeiro http://goo.gl/syC24h
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Google Art Project
Aug 27
'The Smokers' by Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo, born on 26 August 1899 +Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL. See it in high resolution: http://goo.gl/hPT9b6

Rufino Tamayo combined modern European painting styles with Mexican folk themes. In this painting, The figure on the left —a self portrait of the Oaxaca-born Tamayo— and that of Izquierdo (his student) on the right are both smoking as they stare straight in each other's eyes #art #mexico
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Google Art Project
Aug 22
'Sun' by artist and sculptor Hannah Frank, born August 23, 1908 in Glasgow, Scotland: http://goo.gl/D1yeoc +Ben Uri Gallery #art #sun #happyfriday  
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Google Art Project
Aug 20
'Forest Scene' by French painter Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña born #onthisday in 1807 +Brooklyn Museum: http://goo.gl/BD1CpK
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Google Art Project
Aug 18
On Wednesday, 3 September at 5pm CET (11am EDT), join Alex Wright, author and former User Experience director at The New York Times, now at Etsy.com, for an Art Talk about “the Platonic Network” and Paul Otlet’s plan for a “worldwide web.”

In the 1920’s and 1930’s a Belgian entrepreneur and utopist dreamed of what we now experience everyday: a global communication network enabling the sharing of knowledge. Paul Otlet, with his friend and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henri La Fontaine, developed the first paper search engine, but Otlet went further and used bibliography to describe notions of network, data linking, hypertext language and web semantics, decades before the Internet was invented. Alex Wright explored his visionary but mostly forgotten ideas in his latest book, Cataloging the World : Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (Oxford University Press, June 2014), shedding a new light on the genesis of information technologies.

Follow #ArtTalks  and +Mundaneum for updates and ask questions during the live video talk using the hashtag #AWrightTalk  
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Google Art Project
Aug 15
 Carlo Ciotti originally shared this post.
StreetArt by Seth in Paris, France.    ,#StreetArt
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Google Art Project
Aug 15
Closing soon: Only one month left to tour the streets of 19th-century Paris through stunning photographs. See Paris’s transformation into the City of Light in Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, on view through Sun., Sept. 14 > www.mfah.org/marville
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Google Art Project
Aug 13
'Verdun, France' painted in 1915 by George Luks born August 13th, 1867 +The Phillips Collectionhttp://goo.gl/jFHFCj 
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Google Art Project
Aug 11
We are thrilled to debut our partnership with Creative Time, featuring Kara Walker's "A Subtlety". We sent our Street View team in on the occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant to capture the installation.
See it now and learn about the artists inspiration and creative process here: http://goo.gl/3NgqsJ
#karawalkerdomino   #creativetimenyc #art #streetview  
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Google Art Project
Aug 8
August 9, 1866: Japanese painter Kuroda Seiki, noted for bringing Western theories about art to a wide Japanese audience, was born.
See below his 'Portrait of Terajima Munenori' at Tokyo National Museum: http://goo.gl/hZdOUD

Terajima Munenori was born as the second son of a low-ranking samurai from Satsuma fief. He traveled to England as a member of Satsuma's mission to England (...). After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, he became a diplomat to use his experiences in England and made efforts to amend treaties Japan had signed with foreign countries.
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Google Art Project
Aug 6
Happy birthday Andy Warhol! The American painter, film-maker and author would have been 86 today. Here's 'Brillo', 1988 from the collection of Muzeum umění Olomouc: http://goo.gl/is4twW
" Among his works are found repeated series of pictures of consumer goods (Campbell soup cans, Coca Cola bottles) as well as of politicians and Pop Culture stars (Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley). To this category also belongs his carton box of the Brillo detergent, called by the art critic Artur Danto an example of the termination of western art... " #popart
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Google Art Project
Aug 5
 Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) originally shared this post.
MIA is closed today, but you can explore MIA via the +Google Art Project. The Art Project is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in MIA. Start exploring here http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/the-museum-of-islamic-art-qatar/

Portrait of a European Gentleman in Turkish Dress
Unknown, Iran
Late 17th Century 
MIA, Qatar
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Google Art Project
Aug 1
Learn about the history of "The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires", or how the walls of Buenos Aires have been used as a tool for communication and expression for as long as anyone can remember.
A digital exhibit by +graffitimundo http://goo.gl/6T3XEe #StreetArtProject #streetart #argentina  
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Google Art Project
Jul 30
'Six Tuscan Poets' by Italian artist Giorgio Vasari born July 30, 1511 +Minneapolis Institute of Arts, available online in high resolution: http://goo.gl/IXc1Ch #art
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Google Art Project
Jul 28
Happy 140th birthday to Joaquín Torres García
The Uruguayan painter was known as the founder of Constructive Universalism. Here's his work 'Constructivo en Gris y Negro con Centro Rojo' from +Museu Coleção Berardo. See it in high resolution: http://goo.gl/qVTTYj #art
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Google Art Project
Jul 24
Have you ever been to Lodz, in Poland? If you're planning to go, don't miss the large murals of the city center, created by prominent artists from around the world.
Some of these are available for you to enjoy online in +Fundacja Urban Forms' multimedia exhibition "Urban Forms Gallery": A permanent exhibition of #streetart in the city center of Lodzhttp://goo.gl/jXQcKI #streetartproject  
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Google Art Project
Jul 22
Today is American realist painter Edward Hopper’s birthday and we’re sharing his best known painting, Nighthawks from the Art Institute of Chicago: http://goo.gl/hL6Nce

Hopper stated that this work was inspired by “a restaurant on New York’s Greenwich Avenue where two streets meet,” but the image—with its carefully constructed composition and lack of narrative—has a timeless, universal quality that transcends its particular locale. Reworked and parodied countless times, this painting has become an icon of American culture.

The painting depicts a brightly lit, sparsely adorned diner peopled by four figures whose relationships to one another remain frustratingly ambiguous. It is unclear whether they bear some tense, potentially explosive relationship or whether they have been drawn into the diner from the forbidding darkness to take refuge in the silent company of strangers.
Hopper denied that he purposefully infused this or any other of his paintings with symbols of human isolation and urban emptiness, but he acknowledged that in Nighthawks “unconsciously, probably, I was painting the loneliness of a large city.”  #nyc  #art  
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 18
The Ballet Class by French impressionist painter Edgar Degas, born July 19th, 1834: http://goo.gl/ucvutm +Musée d'Orsay 
From the 1870s until his death, Degas's favourite subjects were ballerinas at work, in rehearsal or at rest, and he tirelessly explored the theme with many variations in posture and gesture. Here the class is coming to an end – the pupils are exhausted, they are stretching, twisting to scratch their backs, adjusting their hair or clothes, an earring, or a ribbon, paying little heed to the inflexible teacher, a portrait of Jules Perrot, a real-life ballet master.
Over 80 other works by the painter are also on view at: http://goo.gl/uW99xb
The Ballet Class - Edgar Degas - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 16
“A Mecca of creativity”
For over a decade, New York’s famous 5Pointz was home to thousands of street artists throughout the globe: the walls of the 200,000 square foot factory in Long Island City served as the world's premiere open air aerosol museum, until it was whitewashed last November. 
In a dedicated exhibition by +Street Art NYC  you can now take a closer look at “The Institute of Higher Burning” and learn about it history, and the artists who worked there: http://goo.gl/lMQYpS #StreetArtProject #streetart #Preservation
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Google Art Project
Jul 14
Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt was born 152 years ago.
This is ‘Hope II’ painted in 1907-8, from MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art: http://goo.gl/1d5pXM
“In this painting, a pregnant woman bows her head and closes her eyes, as if praying for the safety of her child. Peeping out from behind her stomach is a death's head, sign of the danger she faces. At her feet, three women with bowed heads raise their hands, presumably also in prayer—although their solemnity might also imply mourning, as if they foresaw the child's fate. (...) Here, birth, death, and the sensuality of the living exist side by side suspended in equilibrium.”
#art #symbol "
Hope, II - Gustav Klimt – Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 10
‘The Outer Harbour of Le Havre, Morning, Sun, Tide’, 1902, by Danish-French painter Camille Pissarro born 184 years ago http://goo.gl/9CqiB1 Musée d'art moderne André Malraux. This is one of the final artworks executed by Camille Pissarro and it’s representative of the final phase of his work. 

“With these electrical installations, cranes and steamers, Pissarro gives us a decidedly modern view of the harbour of Le Havre. He captures the onlookers in full motion giving the scene the feel of a snapshot. The motifs, bluntly cut by the edges of the painting, also call to mind the photographic images that fascinated so many painters at the time."
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Google Art Project
Jul 8
"‘Judith and Holofernes’ by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the great painters of the Baroque era, born 421 years ago, Uffizi Gallery: http://goo.gl/Vfu6Vp
This violent portrayal of a woman in the act of severing the main artery of a helpless and naked man is one of her best-known paintings. See it in high resolution: http://goo.gl/Vfu6Vp"
Judith and Holofernes - Artemisia Gentileschi - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 4
Today, we were delighted to publish the collections of nine new museums and organizations in Czech Republic, such as the Muzeum umeni Olomouc (http://goo.gl/8QxYPU), Egon Schiele Art Centrum (http://goo.gl/RY6emb), Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (http://goo.gl/wFUjkp) and Muzeum Tomáše Garrigua Masaryka (http://goo.gl/4gtoFx).
Enjoy the new art and archive collections, #MuseumView  tours and ultra-high resolution images at: http://goo.gl/A9ZBAS

Below: 'Dance' by Jiří Sopko, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, availabl in #gigapixel  resolution at: http://goo.gl/l55CC1
Dance - Jiří Sopko - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 3
'Lusterware Frieze Tile' from Iran, 13th century. Click and zoom in to enjoy the details and colours.  +Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) 
Lusterware Frieze Tile - Unknown, Iran, 1275-1300 - Google Cultural Institute
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Google Art Project
Jul 2
Today is the 120th birthday of André Kertész, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, known for his lyrical, spontaneous pictures of everyday life and considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.
Here is his 'Fork' photographed in 1928 +Nelson- Atkins http://goo.gl/kyF03l
"While many of his pictures have the simplicity of amateur snapshots, Kertész made extensive use of such modernist devices as the aerial view and the extreme close-up. This work, one of the most important of his Parisian period, exemplifies the transformative powers of his vision by suggesting an inherent mystery in the mundane. Kertész's Fork is at once realistic and abstract, intimate and monumental." #photography
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Google Art Project
Jun 30
437 years ago, on June 28th, Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens was born. Here's a version of "The miracles of St. Francis Xavier" from +Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien's collection, available in high res at: http://goo.gl/oxcyAq Zoom in to see the exquisite details and colours!
And you can enjoy over 90 other works by Rubens in high resolution! Just click: http://goo.gl/TeGQNg #art #master  
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