Les collections en ligne des musées de la Ville de Paris. Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use. Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website.
Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others. From Hyperallergic: Paris Musées is a public entity that oversees the 14 municipal museums of Paris, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais, and the Catacombs. Users can download a file that contains a high definition (300 DPI) image, a document with details about the selected work, and a guide of best practices for using and citing the sources of the image. “Making this data available guarantees that our digital files can be freely accessed and reused by anyone or everyone, without any technical, legal or financial restraints, whether for commercial use or not,” reads a press release shared by Paris Musées.
What a treasure trove this is. (via @john_overholt) More about... 1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online. Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art.
At a conference on the subject in 2001, Susan Hazan of the Israel Museum wondered whether there is “space for enchantment in a technological world?” She referred to Walter Benjamin’s ruminations on the “potentially liberating phenomenon” of technologically reproduced art, yet also noted that “what was forfeited in this process were the ‘aura’ and the authority of the object containing within it the values of cultural heritage and tradition.”
Evaluating a number of online galleries of the time, Hazan found that “the speed with which we are able to access remote museums and pull them up side by side on the screen is alarmingly immediate.” John James Audubon's Birds of America. John James Audubon's Birds of America is a portal into the natural world.
Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-size watercolors of North American birds (Havell edition), all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around below and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon's grand and wild legacy. Each print is also available as a free high-resolution download.
How to apply color theory in social media marketing - Ragan Communications. Social media is visual.
Images (and, increasingly, video) are the most engaging content on all channels. The 3.2 billion active users across all platforms are eager for relevant content, and images are essential to capturing their attention. When people get information paired with an image, they remember 65% of that information three days later, compared with 10% retention of information heard.
Facebook posts with images garner 2.3 times the engagement of posts without images. With easy access to cell phones, social media managers can create a steady stream of image content. If you work with or know a skilled graphic designer, employing their expertise can ensure that your images are beautiful and aesthetically consistent. Some social media professionals have design knowledge, but even beginners can leverage a few key elements of design and apply them to social media imagery. The foundation of all images is color—even those in black-and-white. Books with Full-Text Online. Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed. (1986) The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800 LaRocca, Donald J. (1998) The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection Virch, Claus (1965) Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands Kjellgren, Eric, with Carol S.
Ivory (2005) Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations along the Silk Road Aruz, Joan, and Elizabetta Valtz Fino (2012) Download 576 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related Content: 116 Visual Content Ideas for Your Social Media Marketing Strategy. British Library. Elizabeth Twining's the Natural Orders of Plants remastered.