Friday, January 23, 2009

Google’s Prado Project

Google has cooperated with the Prado in Spain to scan major works in the museum in a fully searchable and interactive format, built on the Google Maps model. You can zoom right up to the paint texture of your favorite works.

This little movie from Google shows how they did it.

To enter the interactive search page at Google: link.
Read more:
Computer World report, link.
Guardian report, link.


Dan Gurney said...

Reading your blog is like being in an art class in college.

I love Google Earth and this Prado project is an absolutely amazing enhancement to it. Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I didn't know it existed.

Stapleton Kearns said...

How do you find all this stuff? I've got my new Windows on Nature book, bubble pipe and thermometer,rearranged my library, and now this.

badbot said...

as soon as i discovered this post, i rushed on google earth to check out by myself... astonishing!

the pictures resolution is so huge! they might have used a real heavy equipment!!

thanks for sharing.

Andrew R. Wright said...

I want those guys to photograph my work for repro!!

Andrew said...

Oh Google...This is a pretty neat project. This reminds me a lot of the Last Supper scan a group of people did about a year back, I think.

Is it just me, or does it seem that if you get to work at Google, you have an almost unadulterated access to technology?

Larry said...

At three hundred twenty four dollars a share Google looks cheep. They already rule the world but they're not sitting on thier laurels.

Delwyn said...

Dan's blog suggested i look at your posting and I am so glad I did. Thank you for doing the leg work

Shawn Escott said...

That is AWESOME!!! WOAH, AMAZING! Thanks for getting the news out.

VickiRossArt said...

James, I was blown away with this project. So much that I used your blog entry on my blog...with full credit to you!

JarBlog said...

Yeah Google and James make good job! =)