If you haven’t checked out Google Art Project yet, you’re in for a treat. The site uses a technology similar to “street view” to enable virtual strolls through the halls and rooms of 17 famous art museums, from London’s National Gallery to Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia to New York’s MoMA.
Recently, while using Art Project to poke around a few museums, I was amazed to realize that at least a half-dozen of the masterpieces I saw had to have been inspired by Ocean Beach.
I’m not sure if these artists actually came to Ocean Beach, or if they only visited in their imagination. But when I saw these paintings hanging among the art world’s classics, I had to share them with The OB Rag:
For more masterpieces like these, visit Google Art Project.