Art Zoom from Google

OK, this is fantastic. When I was at the Uffizi, I got close enough to The Birth of Venus to see how Sandro painted the whitecaps on the ocean. Amazing. This set of images put out in the cloud by Google let’s you be that close to these masterpieces. Use the tools to really really zoom in – they let you be there. There are lots (yay!) but here are a few of my favs:

The Birth of Venus
La Primavera
Adoration of the Magi

Leonardo da Vinci
The Annunciation

The Tower of Babel Story
The Tower of Babel
Hunters in the Snow
Peasant Wedding

Gustav Klimt
Burgtheater Cycle
The Kiss