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FKA twigs, J Balvin and Grimes tapped for Google’s Art Zoom talks

The second season of the series will feature more musicians adding narration to iconic works of art.

September 15, 2020

Google shared the second season of their Art Zoom series, which saw musicians add educational narration to iconic works of art. While last year's season featured artists like Maggie Rogers and Feist, the new season will see Grimes, FKA twigs, J Balvin, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy and Chaeyoung K-pop group Twice offering insightful discussion on works by artists including Bruegel, Mondrian, and Yoo Youngkuk.

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The series hopes to expose wider audiences to fine art, as well as highlight Google's work on digitizing these classic works using their ultra-high-resolution "gigapixel" art camera. In her video, FKA twigs dives into "Mary Magdalene in Ecstacy" by Artemisia Gentileschi and its effect on her album MAGDALENE. "When I was researching about Mary Magdelene...she seemed so poised and put together," twigs says. "The irony is in finishing my music I found deep wildness, a looseness, an acceptance, a release. That's exactly what I'm experiencing in this painting."

Watch the clip above, and the rest of the videos here.

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FKA twigs, J Balvin and Grimes tapped for Google’s Art Zoom talks