A new project from Google Arts + Culture uses machine learning and Kandinsky’s extensive color theories to interpret what the painter might have heard when working on this painting.
After Azerbaijan declared victory following six weeks of brutal conflict, the state has gained control of the Armenian-governed area of Artsakh, increasing fear of erasure of the millennia-old Armenian monuments in the area.
If you’re feeling hungry for art while you’re stranded at home, here are our 12 selections out of 2,500 world-class museums and galleries that are now offering virtual tours and online collections.
Heritage on the Edge, a collaboration between Google and UNESCO, highlights the ways that climate change threatens five existing heritage sites, including Rapa Nui, Easter Island, and Edinburgh.
Faces of Frida, a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and 33 partner museums, brings together some 800 artifacts from ultra-high resolution images of her work to personal objects and rarely-seen photos.
“Open Heritage” features digitized, 3D models of over 25 locations from around the world, signaling the start of a major chapter for the field of digital archaeology.
Both states have strict user privacy laws governing the use of biometric identifiers like scans of facial geometry.
A new feature of the Google Arts & Culture app promises to match users’ selfies with similar faces in artworks, though the algorithm’s questionable pairings are often just as interesting as its uncanny matches.