This is so awesome! Google has launched a new website that allows users to virtually walk through 17 major art galleries in the world.
Some of the paintings in these galleries are available for a closer look, allowing the user to zoom in and see the detailed textures of the artwork. Moving around can be a little challenging, but Google does provide a standard navigation to control what is seen as well. I imagine that navigation will only get better as this is developed.
The video below is a behind the scenes look at Google Art Project. I am really impressed with the work on this so far and I am excited about it’s future. Make sure you see Google Art Project for yourself.