Ultra high res Slav Epic part of major new Czech online art collection

Photo: Google Arts & Culture

A new project on the Google Arts & Culture platform is a real treasure trove, bringing together over 3,000 Czech art works from some of the country’s top institutions. Entitled The HeART of Czechia, it was launched within the Czech EU presidency. I discussed it with Liudmila Kobyakova, program manager at Google Arts & Culture.

“The basic idea was really to show the artistic and culture scene in Czechia.

“The project is dedicated mainly to three main topics, which is art, architecture and design.”

What are some of the most important works that are to be seen on this online gallery?

“Of course there are many. The exhibition is really huge – it’s actually one of the biggest projects that we have done in the Czech Republic.

“There are more than 3,000 art works, more than 40 Street Views that we have taken, and more than 100 stories that were shared by partners.

“But to speak of some of the highlights, the first is definitely the Slav Epic [by Alphonse Mucha].

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Author: Ian Willoughby