Wednesday, March 30, 2011

View a Sampling of LACMA’s Art in Your Own Home

Thomas Moran (England, Bolton-le-Moors, 1837 - 1926). Hot Springs of the Yellowstone, 1872. Painting, Oil on canvas, 16 3/16 x 30 1/16 in. (41.1 x 76.2 cm). Gift of Beverly and Herbert M. Gelfand (M.84.198). American Art Department. LACMA.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has uploaded high-resolution images from its extensive collection to its newly developed Image Library, according to Art Daily.

The images are in the public domain, allowing visitors to download them free of charge, with no restrictions on use . There are currently 2,000 images uploaded, with more to come from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 100,000 works.

They depict a variety of work ranging from decorative arts and design to Japanese prints and Italian sculptures. Each work features identifying information, as well as a link to its more extensive listing on the LACMA site.

The library was conceived as a resource for students, educators, artists, researchers, designers and media innovators. It is also a great collection for art lovers simply to browse on the web.

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