Google has added a new Pocket Gallery feature to its Google Arts & Culture app, enabling users to view all of the artist Vermeer's artwork in the same place...virtually, that is. The project was created in a collaboration with museums including the Louvre and the National Gallery in London via Google's Arts & Culture app and features many works too fragile to travel.
Vermeer's art: Get up close and discover the stories behind each one of Vermeer's 36 works thanks to ultra-high resolution imagery and immersive storytelling ('in-painting-tours'); and see the "impossible" exhibition of all of Vermeer's work in one virtual curated space in Augmented Reality.
Also included is an original piece of art titled "Icons" conceived by Justin Richburg - who created the character designs for Childish Gambino's music video "Feels like Summer" - that reimagines Vermeer in the 21st century, showing how the subjects of his paintings have themselves become icons.
The Dutch painter Vermeer is best known for his painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring", a famous portrait painted in 1665.
One of the more interesting aspects of the app is that it features one of Vermeer's paintings called The Concert that was famously stolen 28 years ago from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.