Friday, February 25, 2011

Google Art Project

The Google Art Project is a website that lets you explore art museums from around the world. After selecting a museum, such as the Van Gogh art museum in Amsterdam, you can select various paintings to view in high resolution, or find paintings by virtually navigating through the museum. Once a painting is selected an information panel can be viewed where you can read about the artwork, select other works by that artist, and even watch YouTube videos related to the painting. If you sign in a with a Google account, you can create your own collection of art that can be shared with others.

1 comment:

  1. This will be wonderful to use in the art classroom. The students need to see a visual to help inspire them to create! This will fuel the students ability to search artists, see paintings, even stroll through a museum. Some students might not ever get to go to a museum. I can set up a station just for students to learn about a number of preselected collection of artists that I can share with them.