When Google Art Project made its debut online a month ago, it immediately took the world by storm. Art aficionados and novices alike launched passionate conversations online and in print about the tool. This past week, The New Yorker asked three authors from Janson’s History of Art to weigh in on the topic. Pratt’s professor Frima Fox Hofrichter was one of these three. “I think it’s exciting,” she stated. “These are major paintings that will only pique people’s interest and make them want to know more about their contexts. I don’t think its a bad thing at all. I don’t see it as competition.”
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