As Google wants the art lovers around the world to take a closer look at the astonishing forms of art, it is building digital art galleries. The Art & Culture app by Google has long been one of its coolest niche apps.
Google has launched a digital art gallery, focused oncollecting the works of a famous Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer and bringing them together in the same place. The company has demonstrated a presentation which looks a lot like many company’s similar deep dives. What makes the presentation unique is that Google has constructed a miniature form of the art gallery which utilizes the phone’s AR functionalities to provide a virtual experience of an art exhibition.
The ARCore or ARKit allows the feature of gazing through the “Pocket Gallery” and having a closer look at the high-resolution captures of the artworks. It also gives detailed information about the paintings. Although it doesn’t have much to do with phone AR, it is an interesting gimmick to have a virtual gallery pop on someone’s coffee table! It is just one of those eye-catching experimentations by Google, which tends to keep the user fixated to the phone screens.
It is fun to see how Google is working to explore digital art and coming up with cool ways to bring art and people closer.