People sit in a bar. A woman’s face eerily lit green, stares at viewer. At the Moulin Rouge, 1892/95 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Fashionable people stroll along rainy Paris street holding umbrellas Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877 Gustave Caillebotte
Impressionist painting of steam engine in glass roof station, blue, green hues Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877 Claude Monet
Jesus hung on a brown cross, with his feet on a small ledge. He has white fabric around his waist. The background is black which highlights him. The Crucifixion, 1627 Francisco de Zurbarán
A crashing wave looms over two small ships, Mount Fuji in the background. Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei)”, c. 1830/33 Katsushika Hokusai
Painting of the Virgin Mary ascending to heaven amongst multitude of angels. The Assumption of the Virgin, 1577–79 Domenico Theotokópoulos, called El Greco
Colorful pastel painting of two wheat stacks casting long shadows across field. Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer), 1890/91 Claude Monet
Impressionist painting of green water lilies, purple and blue reflection Water Lilies, 1906 Claude Monet
Still life painting of fruit, wine bottle, and bread on disheveled tablecloth. The Basket of Apples, c. 1893 Paul Cézanne
The Art Institute of Chicago has announced a redesign of its website, which entails the opening of its digital archive to the masses. Now, anyone will be able to download, print, or use its new public domain collection of 52,438 artworks and counting.
The images are registered under the “no rights reserved” or Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means they can be downloaded and remixed for free without attribution.
Additionally, the Art Institute of Chicago has improved its site’s image viewing capabilities, which now enable visitors to zoom in even closer to the high-res artworks.