« February 2013 | Main | April 2013 »

March 27, 2013

National Gallery of Art images

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has created a user-friendly digital image library of works in their collection. Most astonishing is that more than 22,000 of the images are open access, i.e. in the public domain! These are not all obscure images of 19th century landscapes - paintings by Monet, Leonardo, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, Homer, Cassatt, Rogier van der Weyden are among the canonical works available!

The site features a Lightbox for users with annotation capability and print previews as well as downloads. Resolutions are high, appropriate for printing and digital presentation. Image data window provides a link to a fuller description on the museum's primary website. Several "collections" have already been created: the French Galleries, Self-Portraits, Gilbert Stuart and others. Go to NGA Images and start your own collection today!

H. Call, Prize Bull, 1876
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873
Gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W. Havemeyer
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Posted by sgarrett at 02:50 PM | Comments (0)

March 18, 2013

Russian Constructivist architecture in Moscow

Il'ja Alexandrovic Golosov, Zuev Workers' Club, Moscow, 1927-1929
© Joy Ziegeweid
Source: AAEL Digital Images

Thanks to a donation from Joy Ziegeweid, MUP '07, AAEL Images has a collection of 100 images of Russian Constructivist architectural monuments in Moscow. Taken in 2005, the images show the state of the buildings (and often their urban context) at that time. All images are licensed CC BY-SA, so anyone is free to use them with proper attribution!

We're showing some lower-resolution versions here. For the full collection with a range of image sizes, just enter "Ziegeweid" in the search box.

Aleksey Shchusev, Narkomzem [People's Commissariat for Agriculture], Moscow, 1928-1933
© Joy Ziegeweid
Source: AAEL Digital Images

Ivan Nikolaev, Communal House of the Textile Institute, Moscow, 1929-1931
© Joy Ziegeweid
Source: AAEL Digital Images

Grigorii Barkhin and Mikhail Barkhin, Izvestia Building (Variant II), Moscow, 1925-1927
© Joy Ziegeweid
Source: AAEL Digital Images

Posted by sgarrett at 01:12 PM | Comments (0)

March 12, 2013


If you work at all with images - and all of us do, right? - you'll need to know about copyright and fair use. If you're not a lawyer and steeped in the details of the law, you'll likely find reviewing the issues every few months to be helpful. Here are a few sites with clear and succinct explanations:

Copyright and Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images from the Social Media Examiner

The Digital Image Rights Computator from the Visual Resources Association

Tales from the Public Domain: Bound by Law? a free digital comic book from Duke University's Center for the Study of the Public Domain

Of course, we at Imageworks and at the University Library's Copyright Office are quite happy to help you out as well!

Posted by sgarrett at 01:18 PM | Comments (0)