Laurenâ€™s post on the awesome World Digital Library reminded us of another impressive online art collection, Google Earthâ€™s Masterpieces of the Prado. These images weigh in at 14,000 megapixels, meaning you get closer to works by DÃ¼rer, Bosch, and Reubens in Google Earth than you would be able to in person. Itâ€™s pretty remarkableâ€”you can see brushtrokes and cracks in the oil paint, but never any pixelation. Definitely best viewed in full screen Google Earth mode, but you can also check out some of these massive images in Google Maps.
We saw this funny post on l’archivista the other day, via someone’s twitter feed. It features a really straightforward instructional video, hilarious in its earnest public-service-message aesthetic. And, we guess, it does give a nice overview of the mysterious duties of starchivists the world over. It’s for some job site, because you know, people are hiring and all, but we appreciate it nonetheless.
In honor of our new Twitter series, Great Moments in Historical Inaccuracies, we embed Drunk History, volume 1, featuring Michael Cera (The Story of Aaron Burr).