Well! I confess I feel fairly blown away by the Google Art Project.

One can zoom in on works of art without loss of detail. It’s as clear as if you were two inches from the piece.

For example, this detail from the Annunciation Triptych in the Cloisters Museum in New York:


Here’s a detail from a portrait of Josephine:

And here’s one of a hand from the 17th century portrait of Anne Wortley:

Being able to zoom in without any loss of resolution is amazing.

The works of many, many museums are displayed: it’s mind-boggling! 

Go! Spend an hour (or ten) exploring the museums of the world … getting up close to these fine works of art.