Google Art Project forgets to zoom in on contemporary art

Any idea what this might be? No? It’s actually one of the eyelashes of the woman on Chris Ofili‘s No Woman, No Cry. It’s what you get when you zoom in on Ofili’s work of art to the extreme, using the zoom on that Google Art Project everyone seems to be talking about today: more than 1.000 works of art presented by 17 of the world’s most important museums that can be viewed via the internet, from today onwards. Google Art Project even allows you to roam through 365 rooms of those museums, using the Google Street View technology. My point? Even though MoMA and Tate Britain among the participating museums, it’s a shame Ofili’s No Woman No Cry (to be seen at Tate Britain) is about the only contemporary work of art that can be viewed on the Google Art Project site. Too bad. Copyright issues, I guess? Additional info? You’ll find it here; and they’ve created their own You Tube channel too, here.


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