Take off your coat, and stay awhile…

Distractions | The Google Art Project

And… They are at it again. Courtesy of the ingenious folks at Google, they bring you The Google Art Project. They have topped themselves once more with one of the most entertaining pan and zoom projects so far. Wander the galleries of the worlds most celebrated  art museums and admire their masterpieces with the clarity of that afforded by stepping over the velvet rope and whipping out a magnifying glass.

As any other project of theirs, it’s a work in progress, but what has been achieved so far is pretty incredible nonetheless. The site can be found here. For those interested, the image above is a macro of the brush strokes of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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