The Phillips Collection has joined the Google Art Project, extending access to high-resolution images of works from its world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art to audiences around the world. From beloved masterpieces to surprising, less-known treasures, the Phillips offers a virtual experience with nearly 450 images of artwork to students, teachers, artists, and international art lovers.
On the Phillips’s Art Project page, users can browse world-famous images of work in the collection by Paul Cézanne, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. At the same time, they will encounter unusual artworks like John Frederick Peto’s Old Time Card Rack (1900) or Christopher Wood’s Tiger and Arc de Triomphe (1930). Concentrations of work by certain artists allow in-depth discovery, such as 24 images of work by Arthur B. Davies. The Phillips is renowned among U.S. museums for extensive holdings of 19th-century French artist Honoré Daumier’s work—over 50 images of his work are available through Art Project, including more than 40 of his bitingly satirical political prints.
The Phillips encourages users to actively engage its images, along with the 35,000 total works available from collections around the world, using two new educational and social features in the expanded Art Project experience. A tool called 'Compare' allows you to examine two pieces of artwork side-by-side, and a new Google Hangout app allows you to create a personalized guided tour. Also visit the Phillips on Google +.
About Google Art Project
The Art Project epitomizes Google’s commitment to bringing culture online and making it accessible the widest possible audience. Under the auspices of the Cultural Institute, Google is producing high resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls, digitizing the archives of famous figures such as Nelson Mandela, and bringing online the historical archives of many institutions through online exhibitions.