Google Art Project Redesigns for Better Navigation

Google Art Project adds a Compare button to help examine artwork in-depth.
Google Art Project redesigns the site for better navigation.

Google Art Project launched its faster navigation and new image-driven search features on Monday. The improved search tools make it easier to filter searches by artist, location, data and related events.

More than 40,000 pieces of art from about 250 museums in more than 40 countries can be searched, including descriptions of the artworks, high resolution images, and, in some cases, gigapixel images that allow viewers to zoom into artwork details as never before.

A selection of museums also allow Google Street Views of their galleries.

 

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Andy Warhol's "Triple Elvis" and "Four Marlons" are set to be sold at Christie's.

German Museum Directors Protest Sale of Warhol's Presley and Brando

  • October 20, 2014 22:31

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Edgar Degas, Danseuses

Heirs Sue Swiss Bank Over Sales of Nazi-Looted Art

  • October 20, 2014 22:31

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Chen Jiayan, Chinese, 1539-1623 or later.  One Hundred Flowers, dated 1629.  Color on silk, 10 x 10 3/8in.  (25.4 x 26.4cm).  Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the C.  C.  Wang Family Collection, 1997.185.18

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