A lot of art falls in the public domain. Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made it easier for you to use some of it. (And by “some” I mean “quite a lot”.)
For example, a high-resolution photo of Van Gogh’s painting Sunflowers is available for me to use free of charge. You too.
And if Munch’s The Scream is more your cup of tea, well, they’ve got you covered there too.
Have a look for yourself. If one of the 400,000+ pieces of art in their catalogue strikes your fancy, check for the Public Domain icon (a little 0 in a circle) and the download link. It appears that the public-domain content comprises 375,000 images, which, I think you’ll agree, is a lot.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to look at some J. M. W. Turner paintings.
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For the last week of July, I left my home and invaded our friends’ cabin at Minnedosa. My goals were to get 10,000 new words written in Translations, along with a weekend’s worth of a flash fiction story for a contest, and try my hand at photographing the Milky Way.
I managed to get the flash story done in the time allotted, and reviews in the forum are very positive. One day I plan to try to sell it.
I also managed to a average about 2,000 words a day from Monday to Friday, usually in two shifts of 1,000 words each. I wrote pretty much entirely on the deck. It was glorious.
I didn’t get the Milky Way. But I got this…
…so let’s call it even.
Also, I indulged in some lake kayaking, swimming, and read The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, which I expect I’ll review later, once I’ve digested it a bit more.
Tonight I went to Winnipeg to the book launch for Robert J. Sawyer‘s latest novel, Quantum Night. The reading was great, and the Q&A session afterwards with Struan Sinclair was great. Eye-opening and packed with little tidbits about the craft and the art of writing, tidbits that I’ll be mulling over for a while yet. Once I’ve had some time to process things—and sleep—I’ll return with a longer post.