Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Google Art Project

Google is collaborating with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in remarkable detail. To date 17 museums are participating, including the  Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Tate Museum in London, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Using Google's Street View technology you can virtually move around the museum’s galleries, navigate interactive floor plans, select works of art that interest you and learn more about the museum.

Visit the Google Art Project. I recommend watching the three minute Visitor Guide video.

Thanks to everyone who's entered my contest so far! I'm getting lots of great thoughts to share with Zentangle students.

Here's another metaphor, quoted in the Zentangle newsletter of January 2010. This one's from Carol Bailey Floyd, CZT: 
Zentangle is visual music.

Remember that in a metaphor you're not just describing something, you're comparing it to something that is actually unrelated. Referring to some of my earlier examples: the process of zentangle and life (anything is possible...), the zentangle tile and personality (unique and individual), a zentangle tile and life (a different perspective).

Keep 'em coming. Enter as often as you like.
I have five favorites so far. This is going to be tough!

1 comment:

  1. I've loved browsing the Uffizi again. It's been sixteen years since I was there - hasn't changed too much. [grin]