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Recommended Art Image Databases
Repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images, from across many periods and cultures. Architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and other forms of visual culture are represented. Provides tools to actively use images for scholarship, teaching, and learning. You can browse ARTstor collections while on SU's campus, but in order to download or save content, you will need to register for an ARTstor user account.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art.
Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections.
Regardless of where you locate an image, please remember:
always give credit to the source from where you found an image as you would a text source.
Open Access Image Collections
Open Access, by AJC ajcann.wordpress.com, CC BY-NC-SA
Many cultural institutions are now allowing the downloading of images of artworks from their respective collections which are in the public domain.