Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Google Cultural Institute, Museo Correr 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 Museo Correr are uploaded 51 high resolution images of some of the most representative works of the collection and the museum display. These include masterpieces as The Portrait of the Doge Mocenigo by Gentile Bellini, The two Venetian Ladies by Vittore Carpaccio, the Pietà by Antonello da Messina, Madonna and Child by Giovanni Bellini, the beautiful Perspective view of Venice by Jacopo de Barbari and the two Canova’s statues of Orpheus and Eurydice that decorate the spectacular Grand Ballroom.
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.
Some of the works from the collection of the Museo Correr, have been included in another project by Google: the Street View of Venice. In addition to giving users the opportunity to explore the streets of the city today, the platform provides the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of the past, thanks to the recall of certain landmarks. This is made possible through a selection of works of art of the Museo Correr available in the Art Project: Processione in Piazza San Marco (1586) by Cesare Vecellio, Veduta prospettica di Venezia (1500) by Jacopo de Barbari, Pianta dell’Arsenale, (end 17th – beginning 18th century) by Antonio di Natale and by Joseph Heintz the Younger, Caccia ai tori in Campo San Polo (1648) and Ingresso del Patriarca Federico Corner a San Pietro di Castello (1649).