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Collection Online. The Collection Online features a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.
The site currently contains more than 1450 artworks by over 470 artists from the Guggenheim’s overall permanent collection of over 7,000 artworks. These highlights are designed to reflect the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Google Art Project. One of the things I love about working at Google is that you can come up with an idea one day and the next day start getting to work to make it a reality.
That's what happened with the Art Project—a new tool we're announcing today which puts more than 1,000 works of art at your fingertips, in extraordinary detail. It started when a small group of us who were passionate about art got together to think about how we might use our technology to help museums make their art more accessible—not just to regular museum-goers or those fortunate to have great galleries on their doorsteps, but to a whole new set of people who might otherwise never get to see the real thing up close. We're also lucky here to have access to technology like Picasa and App Engine and to have colleagues who love a challenge—like building brand-new technology to enable Street View to go indoors!
Art That Moves. Unsorted art sites. Art museums online. Places to study masters brush strokes. Art. ART. 100 Grotesquely Surreal Sculptures - From Morbid to Sardonic These Sculptures are Unsettling. There is something about the macabre, the strange and the sardonic that intrigues people; the grotesquely surreal sculptures featured here demonstrate this.
Perhaps such dark themes play to a person's sense of curiosity, beckoning them to explore the unknown. Perhaps this artwork offers a reprieve (even if unsettling) from humdrum everyday life by challenging common notions of aesthetics and propriety. In any case, it is hard to deny that these works effectively capture the themes, subjects and moods they seek to depict. From newborn babies ostentatiously tattooed with brand names to rotting corpses to purses with teeth, the sculptures featured here would be equally at home in a gallery or a horror film.
Indeed, subjects like death, nihilism and alienation are found in both contexts.