There are over 375 000 oil paintings, which are now public domain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Good news for art collectors! There are over 375 000 oil paintings, which are now public domain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Our artists here at Newport Brushstrokes Fine Art will be able to reproduce these artworks. You can now download an image of any oil painting of your choice, and then upload it on our website.
The images are high resolution and consist of the main body of the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can choose the painting from the Collection section of the website. There is a variety of filters to choose from. However, it’s tricky to navigate when it comes to checking the boxes of the options. I had a hard time checking more than one to two options. There is a public domain option in the in the Show Only section that can very useful.
If you are interested in learning more details about the open access policy, have a look at the Image and Data Resources page. Under the image of an oil painting, it will show you whether the artwork is public domain or copyright. You can access the links to public domain images by scrolling down to Images of Artworks in the Public Domain section of the page where there’s a list of thematic sets of images. This will make searching for an oil painting much easier.
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