Spain's Prado Museum has teamed up with Google Earth for a project that allows people to zoom
in on the gallery's main works.
Fourteen paintings can be viewed in detail, including Francisco de Goya's Third of May.
The project involved taking 8,200 photographs between May
and July last year which were then combined with Google
Earth's zoom-in technology.
Google Spain director Javier Rodriguez Zapatero said the
images could be seen 1,400 times
clearer than what would be rendered with a 10-megapixel
A microscopic teardrop can now be seen in Roger van der
Weyden's Descent of Christ from the Cross.
The project also includes 3D models which allow users to fly around the Prado building to experience the museum as if they were actually there.