I'm totally mesmerized by this site! I've been exploring the Uffizi Gallery for the last couple of days, trying to absorb all that I can - and I've been there in person- TWICE! Being able to see works so close is such a luxury. I am discovering a new appreciation for artists and techniques that I did not have before.
For example, I was not such a fan of the well-known Botticelli painting "The Birth Of Venus". Look how Art Project changes my viewing experience of a painting that I studied in class and experienced in person:
This is about as close as you can get in the gallery. That is, when you aren't waiting for a spot in front of the painting -it's very popular!
Here is one of Venus' eyes thanks to Google Art Project. It's so beautiful! I love seeing all the different minuscule marks on the iris that I could have never seen before. I knew the painting was complicated - but seeing all the work that went into it - WOW. The best part of all is that I can save all the sections I love and build a collection with my Google account!
What are you waiting for? Go check out the site and start building your collection!