Getting your pictures posted on the precious wall space in a traditional gallery can be tough. Soon it will be simple to start your own space — online.
Google is launching an Internet art gallery on which emerging artists can display their work to a larger audience.
There are of course plenty of online image sharing and viewing sites, some free for basic features, some paid and allowing storage and print sales, among other functions. Why turn to Google? For widespread exposure, perhaps.
The Open Gallery will be part of the larger Cultural Institute, which connects to famous museums worldwide. It will let museums, galleries, and individuals create a virtual exhibition for artworks of all kinds.
“We’ve built the technology so you can focus on your content,” the company says. “Powerful free tools for artists, museums, archives and galleries. Easily upload your content. Create collections, exhibitions or tours. Publish a new site or enhance your existing one.”