Google Art Talks: Pieter Brueghel’s Tower of Babel

Pieter Bruegel, Tower of Babel, 1563, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Google Art Talks is a new online development at the Google Art Project. described recently on the company’s blog. It is jointly organised with some of the 150 or more major galleries whose art work is now featured on their site. In order to access the talks you have to register with Google Hangout. The talks can then be watched live online and questions can be posed to curators and other specialists.The first was at MOMA, New York last week and there will be another talk on Wednesday 20th March at the National Gallery, London when Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500 and Arnika Schmidt, Curatorial Assistant will discuss the representation of the female nude through the work of Titian and Cezanne. The third in the series in April will be about Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, which will be discussed by a panel  featuring Peter Parshall, curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Further talks are planned with other museums. The talks can also be watched afterwards on the Google Art Project You Tube site,

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