Daily Dose Pick: Google Art Project

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With its massive Art Project, Google employs its dominance over digital media to present a vast online archive of the world’s most enduring and beloved fine art masterpieces, along with street-view tours of the institutions that house them.

Each featured museum was given free rein in selecting the breadth and scope of its contributions, resulting in an array of ancient and modern works, cross-referenced by place and artist. The real treats are the mega-high resolution on the zoom-enabled pics, viewer’s-eye tours of impressive architecture — and the chance to play online curator yourself with priceless objects of beauty.

Explore the constantly growing Google Art Project, watch related videos on its YouTube Channel, and follow the expansion on Facebook.

Click through below for a gallery of images from the Google Art Project.

Leonardo da Vinci, Baptism of Christ, Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Juan Gris, Coffee Grinder, Cup and Glass on a Table, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Figures, Museum Kampa, Prague

Vincent van Gogh, Fishing boats on the beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt, Flora, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Hans Holbein, The Merchant George Gisze, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Ingres, Comtesse d’Haussonville, The Frick Collection, NYC

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun, Marie-Antoinette, Palace of Versailles, France

Chris Ofili, No Woman, No Cry, Tate Britain, London

Johannes Vermeer, Officer and Laughing Girl, The Frick Collection, NYC

George Dawe, Portrait of General Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Vladimir Borovikovskiy, Portrait of M.I.Lopukhina, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Bronzino, Saint Sebastian, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Richard Dadd, The Flight out of Egypt, Tate Britain, London

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Harbor of Dieppe, The Frick Collection, NYC

Paul Gauguin, The Seed of Areoi, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Jan Asselijn, The Threatened Swan interpreted later as an Allegory on Johan de Witt, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Unknown, The Unicorn in Captivity, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Hans Holbein, The Ambassadors, National Gallery, London

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, The Forge, The Frick Collection, NYC

Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

El Greco, View of Toledo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Henri Rousseau, Dream, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Gustave Courbet, Woman with a Parrot, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Édouard Manet, Young Lady in 1866, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Behind the Scenes at the Google Art Project