Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Another Way of Looking at Art...The Prado in Google Earth
You can now use Google Earth to navigate masterpiece reproductions such as Rembrandt or Velasquez at Spain's Prado museum. The level of detail is amazing and photographing these masterpieces was obviously no small task, see video of how the photography was accomplished HERE. These images contain approximately 14,000 million pixels, that's 1,400 times more detail than an image taken with a 10 megapixel camera. Check it out HERE, and follow the instructions, you just need to download Google Earth if you do not have it and make sure to check the 3D buildings layer on the bottom left panel, find Spain and click on Prado museum. You will be amazed at the detail, you can see every brush stroke and the texture of the canvas.