The thing is that they're mapping the place in the picture - not the place from where the picture was seen and/or painted - and it's often the latter which artists are interested to see. Not least because some of us are rather fond of trying to see what we make of the same view! (see my "Places to Paint" series)
|The Google Map view of the world as seen in landscape paintings|
Click on the map title below to go to the blog page with an embedded map, photos and background and source information about each subject.I think the problem for me is that this has the potential for being a good idea - however it needs more content and the pins in the map need to be rather more accurate - preferably being placed "where the easel stood" literally or metaphorically!
- Le Train: The Rescuing of the German-Looted French Art Train (1944) Fact vs. Fiction. / Google Map / Google Earth