Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Brooklyn Museum on Google Art Project

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:17 am

Brooklyn Museum on Google Art Project: William Merritt Chase, Samuel Coleman, Claude Monet, Martin Johnson Heade, John Singer Sargent, Gustav Courbet, Childe Hassam, John Linton Chapman, Theodore Robinson
The Brooklyn Museum, as I reported back in 2010, is a terrific and underrated museum of art and artifacts that exists in the shadow of larger and better known museums in Manhattan.

The museum’s collection contains superb examples of American and European painting, some of which you can now view online in glorious detail by way of the Google Art Project.

Among the paintings in the museum is one of my all time favorites, “Studio Interior” by William Merritt Chase. This wonderful painting of a figure in an interior also contains a beautiful still life, as my detail crops from the Google Art Project enlargement show (images above, top three).

This link will give you the Brooklyn Museum page on GAP in small thumbnail mode (you can choose larger preview images at lower left). You may want to additionally click the “Filter” button at upper right, click “Filter by Medium” in the range that appears and mouse over the squares to choose a medium, such as “Oil Painting”, to narrow down the results.

As I usually do when directing readers to the amazing Google Art Project, I’ll issue my customary Time Sink Warning.

(Images above: William Merritt Chase [top three], Samuel Coleman, Claude Monet, Martin Johnson Heade, John Singer Sargent, Gustav Courbet, Childe Hassam, John Linton Chapman, Theodore Robinson)

4 comments for Brooklyn Museum on Google Art Project »

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  1. Comment by Melody
    Saturday, June 9, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Wow, these just take my breath away. What an incredible project.

  2. Comment by American Made Gifts
    Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    This is a nice collection. i am amazed to see these paintings.
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Comment by Theresa
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    The Brooklyn Museum may have a great collection but last time I went, I vowed to never go again. It was about 10 or so years ago.I don’t even remember the exhibit but I was excited enough to go that I made the 2 hour trip into the city from where I was then living on the Jersey Shore.
    As it approached closing time, the museum personnel became very aggressive about moving people out. There was still 15 minutes until the stated closing time but the guards were literally shooing people out the door. The room I was in was filled with tourists from another country. I remember their looks of extreme annoyance as the guard waved his arms in a shooing gesture and forced all of us toward the exit.It was rude,condecending and totally disconnected with what any museum viewer would expect their experience to be. Maybe experiences like mine are what gives the museum it second rate reputation.

  4. Comment by zahra
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    i love pop art!
    what about U?

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