Art History Photography

#black and white #photography

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use

May 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson

photo-1

Kinder in einem Feriendorf / Martin Munkacsi / 1929

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes. From a 12-megapixel scan of Rembrandt’s 1660 self-portrait to over 18,000 photos spanning almost two centuries. Here are a few quick gems from the Photography collection, see also: Arms & Armor, Modern and Contemporary Art, and other highlights. (via Kottke)

photo-8

Daughters of Jerusalem / Julia Margaret Camero / 1865

photo-9

Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960

photo-3

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern / Robert Howlett / 1857

photo-2

A Study, No. 1 / Rudolph Eickemeyer / 1901

minstral

Street Minstrel, Gose / Shinichi Suzuki / 1870s

photo-5

Group of Thirteen Decapitated Soldiers / Unknown / 1910

photo-6

Sincerely Yours, Woodrow Wilson / Arthur S. Mole / 1918

photo-7

A Girl, Carmel / Johan Hagemeyer / 1930. Unidentified Child Picking Nose / Walker Evans / 1930.

online

 

Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.

 

 

Also on Colossal

Related posts on Colossal about black and white photography