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Links Roundup: Google Art Project Edition

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I’m goggle-boxed by the Google Art Project, which offers in-depth looks at dozens of galleries from around the world. The site is executed with the technical excellence and the vast scale that you would expect from the company that brought you Google Maps.

Anyone interested in art, history, or archaeology should run, not walk, to the site at your first opportunity.

After you’ve checked out the Uffizi in Florence or the MoMA in New York, you might browse more esoteric fare, like the Munch Museum in Oslo, or the Museum of Cycladic Art.

One conspicuous absence is the Louvre, but happily, they have their own website.

With this new development, I’m willing to overlook the Gmail redesign scandal, and even Google+.


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April 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

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Etre au lit au Moyen Age

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The weekend edition of Le Monde carries a beautiful slide show of paintings of people in bed in the Middle Ages. My favorite is the bed painted like the sky to warn off the dangerous rays of the moon (no. 3).

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May 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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