This is big, people… the Getty is making their digital images to which they own the rights or are in the public domain, available to the public—without having to request permission to use them.
According to their website, “The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art in an unrestricted manner, freely, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.”
As of now, there are 4,600 high-resolution images available for use, with more coming in the future.
Visit their website for more details and for links to the images:
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