Google Introduces New Art Search Feature in India

Following the global announcement and release of the enhanced Art search feature on Google search engine, the company has rolled over the update to India where it now becomes easier to search for artists like M.F. Husain and the search results turn out to be more informative than before.

Google has grown from a search engine into a company which makes life on the internet a bit easier with multitudes of apps and websites designed to make exploring things easier.

Following their launch of the ‘Searching for Syria‘ website in collaboration with UNHCR, Google has diverted its resources towards making it easier for people to discover more about their favourite artists.

“Next time you search for an artist like M.F. Husain, Google Search will pull up an interactive Knowledge Panel that will highlight ways you can explore on a deeper level,” the company stated.

Not only that, the recent update to Google products like search, Maps and Arts & Culture, helps users take a virtual tour of museums around the world right from the comfort of their laptop or smartphone.

“Like seeing a collection of the artist’s works or even scrolling through the museums where you can view the paintings on the wall,” the company added.

Not only has the company made certain updates to its search engine which lays out information about the artist and his works in a smooth carousel, the update to Street View on Maps also allows users to digitally explore art pieces in a museum anywhere across the globe.

Improvements have been focussed on how Google systems understand and recognise artworks, the materials used in it, the artist, the art period and the connection in between all of these.

“Now as you walk through the rooms of the museums including Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai or National Museum in New Delhi on Google Maps, you’ll see clear and useful annotations on the wall next to each piece. Clicking on these annotations will bring you to a new page with more information,” the company added.

The virtual tour of any museum using Street View can be either taken from a Chrome browser on any laptop or mobile device.

The tech has been borrowed from the machine learning used in Google Photos which allows users to search for items in their gallery. Using the same tech, Google scanned and enabled search for over 15,000 partnered artworks.

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