Getty Trust Launches 4600+ Free Images in Open Content Program

Tired of driving all the way down to a Museum to see the full-sized resolutions of your favorite classical art? Getty’s online museum is experimenting with a new way of making this art available online for free.

Morazzone (Pier Francesco Mazzuchelli) [Italian, 1573 - 1626]

Morazzone, 1623 |Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Are you a fan of classic art? John Paul Getty was also. And this week the Getty Trust launched a new Open Content program that is making available high-res digital reproductions of all classical artwork which the Getty Trust holds the rights to including works from the J. Paul Getty Museum collections, Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute. The collections are some of the best in the world including featured pieces by Monet, da Vinci, van Gogh, and Rembrandt. All free of charge to anyone on the planet!

Click here to view all 4,689 entries in the Open Content program.

The best part of this announcement is that the full original resolutions of these images are already up and publicly available to download, completely free of charge. This brings some of the file sizes end up quite large, some over 100 MB in size. The full resolution doesn’t have a link on the gallery page however, to access it you’ll have to visit the individual record (page) for each piece of art.


The unframed version of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” for example is 71.1 x 93 cm (28 x 36 5/8 in.). Which on your monitor will be big enough to fill just about any resolution since it’s a whopping 4264px x 3282px.


If you’re having trouble finding things using the search link at the top of this article, you can also try the Getty Museum collection here.

5/30/2014 Update – The Metropolitan Museum just announced they are following the lead set by the Getty Trust and making available online over 400,000 works of art.





  1. Ziggy

    August 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Austin, you’ve made my day! What a great find. Now I can lull away my dull hours with artistic visions of genius…


    August 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thank you VERY much for that!

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