Google Earth launches online Prado art gallery

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Viewers will be able to scroll around a three-dimensional representation of the gallery with a computer mouse, to look at high resolution images of works such as Las Meninas by Velázquez; The Annunciation by Fra Angelico or The Third of May by Goya.

A Google spokesman said: "The paintings have been photographed in very high resolution and contain as many as 14,000 million pixels (14 gigapixels).

"With this high level resolution you are able to see fine details such as the tiny bee on a flower in The Three Graces (by Rubens), delicate tears on the faces of the figures in The Descent from the Cross (by Roger van der Weyden) and complex figures in The Garden of Earthly Delights (by El Bosco)."..

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