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Hidden art June 27, 2011

Posted by Alison Taylor in Art and Design.
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Now this is nice. Apparently of the 200,000 paintings owned by British taxpayers, most are in storage, or on walls few see.The BBC are throwing open the vaults and have digitised 63,000 of these for you to feast your eyes on as part of the Your Paintings project. There’s Francis Bacon, there’s William Blake and several thousand other artists to enjoy.

As well as the art itself several notable people from the art world, and comedian Frank Skinner (?!),  give guided tours to their personal highlights from the collection. Lovely stuff.

Picture: Vincent Van Gogh- A Wheat Field with Cypresses

Get up close February 2, 2011

Posted by Alison Taylor in Art and Design.
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Want to see great art with no crowds and no one else’s head in the way? Take a look at the brand spanking new Google Art Project. Major galleries in including the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, MoMA in New York and the National Gallery have digitised pieces of art. You can explore the museums and get ridiculously close to the paintings to see every brush stroke. Fabulous- take a look.

British Museum research May 30, 2008

Posted by Darren in Archaeology, Art and Design.
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This part of the British Museum website details individual research projects and includes subjects in the fields of archaeology, art history, anthropology, world cultures and museology. Additionally, the website makes available a limited number of fulltext research publications as well as bibliographic details of all the museums publications. The pages also include a link to the Museum’s online collections database of its two dimensional pictorial art holdings, and details of the Museum’s own archives and Paul Hamlyn reference library.


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