Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Google Cultural Institute, Ca’ Rezzonico 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 Ca’ Rezzonico are uploaded 48 high resolution images of some of the most representative works of the collection and the museum display. These masterpieces include works by Giambattista Tiepolo (La Nobiltà e la Virtù che abbattono l’ignoranza, Il Trionfo di Zefiro e Flora), frescos from Villa Zianigo by Giandomenico Tiepolo, with the suggestive Mondo Novo and scenes from the Pulcinella‘s life. At the end of the gallery two wonderful views by Canaletto, the Veduta del Rio dei Mendicanti and the Canal Grande da Ca’ Balbi verso Rialto.
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 Ca’ Rezzonico 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 view of the Canal Grande da Ca’ Balbi verso Rialto by Canaletto, 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: Palazzo Ducale; 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.