Last summer, I made a special trip from New Haven to New York to see Bellini’s painting at the Fricke Gallery. Now it’s at googleartproject.com, in beautiful and loving detail. The site has wonderfully large reproductions of some of your favorite works of art, not to mention virtual tours of the museums and ways for you to learn more about your favorite art and artists. Here’s a video primer:
No reproduction, not even one as meticulous as this, can compare to seeing a painting in person, but I found the interactive exhibits on this site compelling enough to win my attention all during my lunch break. And then fourth period, and then fifth and sixth.