We live in a world that often makes us feel like we have to pay up for breathing. Luckily, there are still beautiful things that we can enjoy without having to impoverish us. One of them is the art that, although many times it puts the price of a high ticket in between, other times it allows us carry a Cézanne or a Warhol in your pocket.
It's what you can do now thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago, which has made available to the public more than 50,000 high quality images from its collection. This museum is, along with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one of the three major United States and one of the most important in the world. Not only does it have one of the most notable permanent collections of Impressionism Y Post-impressionism of the world. It also stands out for its collections of Flemish, Italian and Spanish painting.
The museum has improved image display capabilities on its page. That is to say that they can be seen in much more detail than before and recommend contemplating the paint strokes of The bedroom in Arles from Van Gogh, the details of coal in Harvest talk from Charles White or synesthetic wealth in Blue and green music by Georgia O'Keeffe.
Other renowned artists who are in this institution are Andy Warhol, Renoir, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya, Monet, Picasso, Dalí or El Greco. Although we could continue, since not everything comes down to paintings. There are also objects and figurines.
The images are available under a Creative Commons Zero license (CC0), which means they can also be used for free. This initiative follows the example of another similar one of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, which offers more than half a million images under Creative Commons licenses.
Thanks to the high resolution of these works, it is not only possible to observe them from home with great detail or use them for you blog, networks and wallpapers. It also allows you to print yourself yourself the sheets of your favorite paintings To decorate the house.