Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Google Cultural Institute, the Palazzo Ducale is now part of Google Art Project: an online platform through which the public around the world can access high-resolution images of works of art in the collections of museums partners in the initiative, with the goal of democratizing access to culture and to promote its preservation for future generations.
For Palazzo Ducale are uploaded 137 high resolution images of some of the most representative works of the collection and the museum display. These masterpieces include the San Cristoforo by Tiziano, paintings by Paolo Veronese (Vecchio orientale e giovane donna, Giunone offre a Venezia il corno dogale, L’Apoteosi di Venezia) or the Nettuno offre a Venezia le ricchezze del mare by Giambattista Tiepolo as well as the Paradiso by Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto.
Visitors to the Art Project platform can browse the works based on the name of the artist, the title, the type of art, the museum, the country, or the period of time, appreciating these masterpieces in their total beauty allowed to see even the most accurate detail. Among the features available, ‘My Gallery’ allows users to save specific views of selected artworks and build their own personal gallery. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole gallery can be shared with friends on social networks. Also, ‘Compare’ allows people to examine two works of art ‘side by side’ in the same screen to look more closely at how the style of an artist has evolved over time, or connect his artistic trends, or look deep into two details of a same work.
Not only! For Palazzo Ducale is now possible to visit the splendid museum interior with the Street View virtual tour, which allows you to appreciate the beauty of the exhibition itinerary, focusing on particular aspects or works, such as the “Leone marciano andante” by Carpaccio, exceptionally available in Gigapixel resolution.
In fact each Gigapixel image contains around 7 billion pixels, and thus allows the viewer to appreciate the details of the stroke beyond what can be seen with the naked eye.
Explore Civic Museums of Venice on Google Art Project: Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento veneziano; Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo e Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume; Museo Correr; Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna; Museo del Vetro di Murano.