The common thread between J.Balvin,Ellie
Matt Healy from The 1975 and
Chaeyoung from TWICE
beyond being global music icons? Theyâ€™re all starring in the new
season of Google Arts & Cultureâ€™s
Art Zoom series, which takes viewers on a guided tour of some
of the worldâ€™s most famous masterpieces through the narration of
famous musicians. Through Googleâ€™s â€œgigapixelâ€ Art
Cameraâ€”a robotic camera custom-made to create the highest
possible resolution images of paintingsâ€”you can zoom into an
artwork at brushstroke-level detail and explore its hidden
This second season, our musical guides invite you to embark on a
world tour across art history starting from the European
Renaissance with Bruegelâ€™s daunting vision of hell to Boteroâ€™s
modern Colombia and Youngkukâ€™s Korean mountains.
Journey through Renaissance Belgium with Grimes, who
takes us on a lively exploration of Pieter Bruegel the Elderâ€™s
â€œThe Fall of Rebel
Angelsâ€â€”an apocalyptic yet comic vision of monsters
invading Earth as angels struggle to repel them.
Join FKA twigsâ€™ expedition to brighter spaces as she
takes on Artemisia Gentileschiâ€™s â€œMary Magdalene in Ecstasy.â€
She observes Mary Magdalene as she appears to enjoy a moment of
Explore love, peace and calm with Ellie Goulding through
her musings on
â€œescapismâ€ in Julie Mehretuâ€™s piece to â€œstrengthâ€ with
Yves Klein and â€œchaosâ€ with Cy Twombly.
Fast forward in time with Matty Healy to the 20th
century. Starting in Italy, we dive into Piet Mondrianâ€™s
â€œGrande composizione A con
nero, rosso, grigio, giallo e blu.â€ Healy sees this abstract
masterpiece as an â€œinfinite portalâ€ of interpretations, taking
us beyond the real world into the corners of our mind.
Transport to Medellin, Colombia with J.Balvin, who shares
the untold story behind Fernando Boteroâ€™s â€œJuly 20th.â€ Beyond the joyful
colors, he sheds light on the gloomy faces of the paintingâ€™s
characters, and the role of art as a safe space in dark
Travel to Korea, with TWICE lead-singer Chaeyoung hiking
to the top of Yoo Youngkukâ€™s â€œMountain,â€
where she questions his interpretation of nature, one made of
strong colors, shades, flowy lines and touchable textures.
Ready for more? Check out the first season featuring
Jarvis Cocker and
Lolo ZouaÃ¯ and
Girl in Red. Explore Art Zoom online at g.co/ArtZoom, or download our free app on
Android or iOS.
Source: FS – Social Media Blogs 2
Art Zoom: Music superstars take you on a global cultural