Nearly 1500 High-Resolution Images of Paintings Made Available for Free Download by The Barnes Foundation
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The Barnes Foundation . . . has recently made available for free download in the public domain nearly 1500 items in high resolution, including paintings by impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern masters like Giorgio de Chirico, Henri Rousseau, Vincent Van Gogh, and Auguste Renoir.
Currently, digital images of more than 2,000 works of art in the Barnes Foundation’s collection are available to the public online. The Foundation encourages “use, enjoyment, and sharing of these images while respecting artists’ rights and copyright.” Each work is assigned a “rights statement” that helps communicate the Foundation’s assessment of the copyright status of the work (e.g., Public Domain, In Copyright, Copyright Undetermined).
PG wishes more owners of images of all types would be as helpful as The Barnes Foundation in disclosing the copyright status of those images.
Here’s an image from Barnes of a Degas painting and the accompanying disclosure of copyright status:
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