Thursday, July 28, 2011

Google Art Project

Go to a museum without leaving your house! Google has a spectacular site to give you a virtual tour inside 17 museums from all over the world. You can wander the halls and galleries in a 360 degree view and zoom in on work to study incredible detail.

Museums include:

* 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

Click here to visit!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reality Street Painting

A unique way to use a car is like a brush. Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh used eco-friendly paint to create a performance piece in a Berlin intersection. I might be slightly upset that I got paint all over my car, but to see the results as a very interesting way to record our movements would be really cool. I suppose that this would be quite a distraction in any intersection. The German motorists in this video deserve all the credit as they keep things together and don't create an accident.

Check it out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Picasso Stolen

A thief walked into a San Francisco gallery, took a Picasso drawing off the wall, and then left in a taxi. It sounds like it took the robber as long as it is taking you to read this. Why? I always say this when someone steals art. Why? Don't you just wonder why they felt it was so important to steal a work of art? The worst thing of all is that the robber has ruined it for everyone else. Now nobody will be able to enjoy, appreciate, and learn from that drawing.

Check it out.