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02/01/11 , , , ,

Pancake Week by Boris Kustodiyev at The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia

this is some of google at its best.  from creative review:

With Google Art Project, users can wander around 17 of the world’s top galleries and museums and view 1,061 artworks. There are also 17 special gigapixel images – one for each participating institution’s most treasured piece, allowing viewers to zoom right in to brush-stroke levels of detail…Users can explore each gallery from room to room or create their own collections of masterpieces.

you can watch the visitor guide below.  also, check after the jump for a full list of participating museums and a behind-the-scenes look into the 18-month project.

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA
The Frick Collection, NYC – USA
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin – Germany
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC – USA
MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC – USA
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain
Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza, Madrid – Spain
Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic
National Gallery, London – UK
Palace of Versailles – France
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow – Russia
Tate Britain, London – UK
Uffizi Gallery, Florence – Italy
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands


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