Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New layer in Google Earth-- view art masterpieces up close



View these works of art in stunning high resolution-- see brush strokes and even cracks in the paint. I hope there's more galleries to come. Wouldn't it be incredible to see the most famous paintings in the world this way?

2 comments:

Amy Brown said...

WOW! Now this is the way to teach Art! WONDERFUL detail! The benefits of seeing the detail is just incredible! I use google Earth now with my students when "we go around the eARTh" in Art, but I didnt know they had this!

This would completely change my program! It would change the way I teach. Could you imagine doing this on a large smartboard!? Today I teach from a picture on the computer, an overhead printed out on my terrible printer or from a poster! (how boring compared to what it could be)

See money should just grow on trees!

I love this technology, I just hope this doesn't discourage people from traveling to see the "real thing".

Jim Dornberg said...

On the contrary, at least for me, when I see something like this I WANT to see it in person! I'll just pick some money off that money tree and off to Spain I go!

Oh how I wish all teachers had SMART boards!

When you look through my Bloglines feeds take note of a couple of the Google Earth blogs I regularly read. You might enjoy them too.