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Q: Art in the the Public Domain ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Art in the the Public Domain
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: missit-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 16:07 PST
Expires: 05 Feb 2005 16:07 PST
Question ID: 453221
Where can I find high resolution Art images in the Public Domain to
purchase for reproducing, such as famous painings by American and
European artist like Charlie Russel or Vincent Van Gogh?

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 06 Jan 2005 16:21 PST
It's unlikely you'll find a totally free source for fine art, such as
you describe. (Mostly because the museums which house such paintings
require fees from stock art companies for the use of "their" images.)
Therefore, it would be helpful to know what your budget is. Can you
only spend under $100? $100-500? More?


Clarification of Question by missit-ga on 07 Jan 2005 07:54 PST
Thanks for your prompt reply, I can spend $100-$500 (upper limit)...

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Jan 2005 08:30 PST
Hello missit-ga,

It's a bit difficult to respond to your question without knowning more
about what you're after -- how many photos, what quality, etc.

However, here's a place to start.  Head for this link at the Getty image archives:

and type [ van gogh ] into the search box.  If you reach an interim
page, check off "vincent van gogh" and then click through to the
results page.

Here you'll find a host of high-quality images of Van Gogh paintings,
all available for commercial use.  The fees are very variable,
depending on what sort of license you want.

Of course, you can search on other artists as well, to find the images you need.

Does the Getty Images site meet your needs?  If not, please let us
know in a bit more detail what you're after.



Clarification of Question by missit-ga on 07 Jan 2005 09:23 PST
The Getty site is a great start.  I am an entrepreneur & want to bring
famous works of art direct to customers for Home Decor.  I want to
begin with 6-12 great works from European masters such as Van Gogh
PLUS early twentieth century American Art from artists such as Georgia
O'Keefe and others.
American Wildlife Art is of particular interest to me.

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 07 Jan 2005 11:17 PST
One last clarification: How many sites would you like mentioned in
your answer? What is worth $40 to you?

Kind regards,

Clarification of Question by missit-ga on 07 Jan 2005 14:49 PST
6-10 additional sites similar to the Getty site.

Thanks & enjoy your weekend!
Subject: Re: Art in the the Public Domain
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 07 Jan 2005 15:25 PST
Hello Rose~

Thank you for your clarifications :)  Here is a list of seven
additional sites that I believe will suit your needs well:

1. Fotosearch offers royalty-free fine art between the prices of
$95.95 and $424 a disc:

2. For a very inexpensive source ($5 each), try AnthroArcheArt:  (Be sure to keep hitting the
blue ?Next? link to see all the fine art images available.)

3. Art Resource is an excellent source for fine artwork:  Prices vary according to what
you will be using the graphics for.

4. Bridgeman is another source, similar to #3, where prices vary
according to your use:

5. Then there is Corbis:{9364dda5-2dd0-4b13-a1a4-c4ee15f22e2c}
(Be sure to check ?Royalty Free? when you do a search)

6. The Mary Evans Picture Library: (Prices
vary according to use)

7. World of Stock: , where prices vary
from $29 to $119

I believe these sites will all be great resources for you. However,
you have any questions about this Answer, please don?t hesitate to
request a clarification before rating it.

Kind regards and good luck!

?Royalty Free? ?fine art?
art stock "royalty free"
Subject: Re: Art in the the Public Domain
From: penttila-ga on 09 Mar 2005 09:31 PST
Would you want only famous works? or just good work. You could take a
look at or my own work on my site I think that reproductions of good photographs of
public art and site specific sculptures can have a much stronger
appeal than another reproduction of van Gogh's sunflowers, for
instance - however exciting they are. Most of the artists on the above
sites can be reached if you would like to get high resolution images
from them.
Lucien den Arend - sculptor
Subject: Re: Art in the the Public Domain
From: jewelzphoto-ga on 02 Jan 2006 11:56 PST
To add to the list of sites that offer art images Absolute Stock Photo  prices range from $35 to $300 and
images are royalty-free.

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