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!
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.