Deep Space LIVE: In the Realm of Venus
Thursday, July 3, 2014 / 8-9 PM / Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, June 30, 2014) Lothar Schultes, art historian at the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria, will present some lovely sights indeed at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, July 3rd: depictions of Venus by such greats as Sandro Botticelli, Lucas Cranach, Titian and Alexandre Cabanel. These impressive images are courtesy of the Google Art Project. They offer an elegant tour of through the world’s great museums and history’s great artistic epochs.
Lothar Schultes was born in 1955 in Mistelbach, Lower Austria. After high school, he studied sculpture in Wander Bertoni’s master class at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, as well as art history and archeology at the University of Vienna, where he also served as a student tutor from 1979 to ‘81. Since 1985, Schultes has been on the staff of the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria in Linz, where he’s head of the art history collection. Lothar Schultes has conceived many exhibitions and written numerous publications on art from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
Google Art Project
The Google Art Project is an online platform that was launched on February 1, 2011 by Google Incorporated. It enables users to virtually tour important partner museums worldwide. The application also provides a zoom function It initially made available more than 1,000 selected works in very high definition; by early April 2012, that figure had risen to over 30,000 high-definition images of works of art in 151 museums in 41 countries.
Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.