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17-02-2017, 08:54 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2017 09:03 AM by Full Circle.)
For art lovers
The Metropolitan museum has just announced that it has digitized 375,000 works of art and will make them available for free!

Since we are who we are let me start by showing “The death of Socrates”.

The Death of Socrates, oil on canvas by Jacques Louis David, 1787.

Accused by the Athenian government of denying the gods and corrupting the young through his teachings, Socrates (469-399 B.C.) was offered the choice of renouncing his beliefs or dying by drinking a cup of hemlock. The printmaker and publisher John Boydell wrote to Sir Joshua Reynolds that it was "the greatest effort of art since the Sistine Chapel and the stanze of Raphael."

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http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-th...pen-access
"As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you're an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction. This policy change to Open Access is an exciting milestone in The Met’s digital evolution, and a strong statement about increasing access to the collection and how to best fulfill the Museum's mission in a digital age."

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
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17-02-2017, 09:07 AM
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http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

Searched impressionists, Cezanne

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17-02-2017, 09:13 AM
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Thanks! very cool!

I love their timeline of art history feature, too.

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17-02-2017, 09:15 AM
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Wow! Bookmarked and ready to spend hours looking through the collection. I love that they have books and textiles too.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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17-02-2017, 09:23 AM
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Awesome Smile
They're really high res, too. I'm gonna look for some new desktop wallpapers.

I like this one with the naked dudes having a water fight.
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17-02-2017, 09:28 AM
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Cool, thanks for letting us know! Will definitely check it out Smile

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17-02-2017, 09:31 AM
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This is great! Thanks for sharing!
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17-02-2017, 09:32 AM
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Wow! I'm so excited to learn this; thanks for sharing!
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