150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library. 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... 200+ Free Books Online from the Guggenheim About Modern Art. Modern art lovers rejoice! The Guggenheim Museum in New York has just made more than 200 books about modern art available online.
Not only can you read them online, but you can download them in PDF or ePub formats—for free—at the Internet Archive. For over half a decade the museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and art books, placing the results online. So whether you want to study up on some art history with titles like Picasso and the War Years and Expressionism, a German intuition or read the first English translation of Kandinsky’s On the spiritual in art, you’ve come to the right place. Two Million Wondrous Nature Illustrations Put Online by The Biodiversity Heritage Library. Are we truly in the midst of a human-caused sixth mass extinction, an era of “biological annihilation”?
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Tersely defined at the Poetry Foundation as “verse that emphasizes nonlinguistic elements in its meaning" arranged to create “a visual image of the topic,” the form looks like a clever but frivolous novelty in our very serious times. It has seemed so in times past as well. When Guillaume Apollinaire published his 1918 Calligrammes, his major collection of poems after he fought on the front lines of the first world war, he included several visual poems.
Critics like Louis Aragon, “at his most hard-nosed,” notes Stephen Romer at The Guardian, “criticized it sharply for its aestheticism and frivolity.” Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country — Morsel NEW YORK. Although Higgins makes it sound simple, bringing the collection to the people was a feat of will, activism, and support from the open source and open data community.
Higgins originally stumbled on the Pomological Watercolor Collection after challenging himself to discover one new cool public domain thing every day for a month. “I didn’t find this collection because I love heirloom fruits,” he said. “That was a secondary thing.” In 1886, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Known Fruit in the World: Download Them in High Resolution. T.S.
Eliot asks in the opening stanzas of his Choruses from the Rock, “where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” The passage has been called a pointed question for our time, in which we seem to have lost the ability to learn, to make meaningful connections and contextualize events. NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free.
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He painted the Mona Lisa! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying machines! A Space of Their Own, a New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries. Many of the works we found—well, nobody knew they were there.
Nobody knew anything about the artists. … They weren’t important, but rather beholden to their fathers, mothers, and husbands. They had no voice. Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art. TIMELINE: Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe. Type Manuscripts Date Around 1200 - 1300.
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During the first century, the Greek doctor and apothecary Dioscorides, who is considered the father of pharmacology, wrote a very important document on botany and pharmaceuticals. In the 10th century, during the times of ʻAbd al-Rahman III (891−961), caliph of Cordova, the work was translated into Arabic. TIMELINE: Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe.
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