Google Cardboard is Bringing Bruegel Paintings to Live Online

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 29, 2016
References: google & springwise
Thanks to Google Cardboard, Bruegel paintings are coming to life like never before. The Renaissance art created by Pieter Bruegel the Elder is part of a virtual experience from the Google Cultural Institute called Bruegel / Unseen Masterpieces. Almost 450 years later the artwork is available online, merging the collections of major art museums with modern technology.

Pieces like The Fall of the Rebel Angels is visible in "super high resolution Gigapixel imagery." The tiniest details of Bruegel paintings are visible. Experts can also guide you through his work, life, legacy and influences. Immersive video tours are also available, with expert commentary.

Bruegel / Unseen Masterpieces is possible thanks to contributions from museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and London's Royal Collection Trust.