The latest additions to Google Arts & Culture
For Holi 2017, Google Arts & Culture invited three artists to celebrate the festival of colors with new, exceptionally colorful artworks. Famous street artist Hanif Kureshi made a giant rangoli – a design or traditional motif that is usually made on the floor in, or outside of, your home as a decoration during festivals. Rangoli are thought to bring good luck and prosperity to the home. See the story here.
Meanwhile, Svabhu Kohli and Viplov Singh celebrated Holi 2017 with a collection of artworks that illustrate Holi traditions. Each illustration shows a different aspect of the holiday – from the legend, to the bonfire, to the food – and unlocks the historical and cultural meanings behind these traditions. Explore the story here.
This week the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte from Munich, Germany, joined Google Arts & Culture. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, otherwise known as the 'ZI', is the only independent art historical research institute in Germany. It's home to one of the largest and most significant art historical libraries in the world, with over 580,000 volumes! Explore the collection here.