Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Klaus Fruchtnis, joins the Google Arts & Culture permanent collection under the curatorship Political Bodies of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota. The life and actions of every human being are inherently political. This collection brings together works with a common central theme: the human body and its relationship with itself, with society, with institutions, and with the economy, as well as its many interactions.
Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google through its Google Cultural Institute, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.
The platform enables users to virtually tour partner museums’ galleries, explore physical and contextual information about artworks, and compile their own virtual collection. The “walk-through” feature of the project uses Google’s Street View technology. The images of many of the artworks were reproduced with very high quality, and each partner museum selected one artwork to be captured as a gigapixel image (with over 1 billion pixels).
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