Indulge your taste for art with thousands of free digital images

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Need a piece of art for business or your personal collection? Now you can download them digitally and you won’t need to pay a cent.

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Indulge your taste for art with thousands of free digital images

  1. 1. Indulge your taste for art with thousands of free digital images
  2. 2. Art aficionados can now count the Internet as a tool for enhancing their appreciation of good art. Gone are the days when if you wanted to view a masterpiece in detail your only options would be to buy it, make friends with the neighbourhood millionaire so you can see their collection or take a field trip down to the museum.
  3. 3. Now you can take advantage of the initiative from several museums and a search engine giant to release hundreds of thousands of images in digital format to the public domain. Which organisations are these?
  4. 4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met offers almost 400,000 images for download organised by artist/maker/culture, type of material, geographic location, date/era and department in its online collection at http://www.metmuseum.org/collection.
  5. 5. The J. Paul Getty Museum The Getty has over 87,000 images to its Open Content archive at http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?q=&cat=highlight&f= %22Open+Content+Images%22&rows=10&srt=a&dir=s&pg=1. You can filter your search results by type of medium, topic, artist name or place of origin.
  6. 6. The Rijksmuseum One of Europe’s grand museums offers around 125,000 masterpieces for close-up viewing online in its digitised collection at https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection. The museum allows downloading artwork for free to decorate new products.
  7. 7. National Gallery View and download over 35,000 digital images including paintings by such greats as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Gaugin. Check the portal at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb.html.
  8. 8. Google Art Project Want to view a digital collection of artwork from museums and archives all over the world? Delve into the Google Cultural Institute at http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project.
  9. 9. Now that you can stare at a fine piece of art all you want on your computer or mobile, who’s to say if these might inspire you to create your own masterpieces that could end up in a museum (or your parents’ basement) themselves one day?
  10. 10. Take a look at our watercolour and sketching pencils at http://www.theofficesuppliessupermarket.com/c/office- stationery/artists-graphics-supplies/fine-art-pencils to find the perfect partner for your foray into art.
  11. 11. Or check out our variety of picture frames to add the finishing touches to any art you might download
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