- Paris museums have made 100,000 artworks freely available, including works by artists like Monet, Picasso, and Rembrandt. There is also a great variety of vintage photos of Paris and Parisians. Sound tempting? Head over to http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/en to view the collection.
- If you are a fan of Dutch masters, then look no further than The Rijksmuseum’s archive of more than 600,000 works of art. You can also find photographs of historical furniture and interiors, fashion and applied arts. In order to download files, you will need to sign up. Browse The Rijksmuseum’s collection here:https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search?
- The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has digitally archived more than 51,000 works of art. You can find a featured section with the archive’s most frequently requested works here: https://images.nga.gov/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=16&set=11
These works include Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait, Degas’ Dance Lesson and a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci.
- One cannot of course forget the Metropolitan museum -otherwise known as the Met. As of now, there are more than 406,000 digital downloads available from the Met collection. You can search the archives by filtering ‘open access’ content to make sure you can freely use their images. Using filtered search allows you to also determine the type of artwork, era and geographic location. If you are, say, aficionado of Japanese art, then you can easily go through the available artworks in a few simple clicks. Find the Met’s searchable archive here: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?searchField=All&showOnly=openAccess&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0
Go ahead and jump into the world of art! Download your favourite artwork at high-res and upload it via our website to order your own artwork. If you have any questions, we are happy to assist you.
P.s Make sure that artwork has Creative Commons copyright mark CC0 or a license listed under Public Domain. This means that the content is free to use without restrictions.