The same way you can explore space from your own home using a telescope, as explained in this article, you can now have virtual museum tours from your most comfortable place, your home. Actually, you can visit them from wherever you want to, because having a simple internet connection will allow you to feel like you are traveling.
Especially during this period in which people are advised to spend their time at home until the pandemic is over, these tours are very useful especially if you are a traveling enthusiast. Traveling to Europe is not a good idea at the moment, so a virtual tour can be exactly what you need if you want to make plans for when you will be able to see them in real life.
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
If you are an art enthusiast you have most certainly heard of the Uffizi Gallery. It is the home of thousands of amazing works of artists that have lived, most of them, during the Italian Renaissance era. Giorgio Vassary designed the Uffizi in 1560 for the Medici family and is now known to be one of the most important art galleries in the world.
You will be able to see paintings like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli, ‘Baptism of Christ’ by Leonardo Da Vinci, the ‘Annunciation’, also by Leonardo Da Vinci, and many more impressive works of art. You will not be able to take your eyes off these beautiful paintings and it is possible that you will spend a lot of your nights virtually visiting this museum.
- The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre is the most renowned art museum in the world and it is also the largest one. A week is not enough if you want to really observe and pay attention to all of the details of art that this amazing museum has to offer.
It is a piece of art in itself due to its architecture and it has marvelous gardens that will impress even the pickiest person in the world. It is the home of exceptional pieces of art like the ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Venus de Milo’, and impressive art collections that we can not cover in a whole book if we wanted to get into details.
You will definitely be impressed by the Louvre and, even if you have visited it before, you will definitely want to take the virtual tour because it is astonishing, to say the least.
- Picasso Museum, Barcelona
Picasso’s quote ‘everything that you can imagine is real’ is still one of the most inspiring and the most representative of his art. His work is still unique and the Picasso Museum holds some of his most prolific works, but, even though he made thousands of paintings, not all of them can be exposed today.
The Picasso Museum is situated in Barcelona and hosts works from his formative years. Among the many, there are some you can not miss like ‘The First Communion’ and ‘Science and Charity’.
If you are not familiarised with the works of Picasso, taking the virtual tour of this museum is a great way to see his evolution and further understand his vision.
This pandemic has changed our lives and starting with these three museums is a great way to fill your soul with beauty and plan ahead for when we will be able to travel freely without restriction. Art is a way of letting go of our material world and pushing all of our problems aside even for a short period of time, but that time is worth living.