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So, The Getty Museum has started offering high resolution digital files of works in their collection and it’s kind of a big deal. Every file is free to take and use however.

You can go browse images here.

In their own words:

The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art in an unrestricted manner, freely, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.

Initially, the images available through the Open Content Program are of works in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collections. Over time, images from the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute will be added.

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So basically my point is LOOK AT ALL THIS FAB ART YOU COULD BE PHOTOSHOPPING THE FUCK OUT OF.

scarvenrot:

idratherstayin:

besturlonhere:

June 7th, 1942: Edward Hopper completes his best known painting, the seminal Nighthawks. When asked by a Chicago Tribute reporter about the philosophical meaning behind the diner having no clearly visible exits Hopper responded, “Shit. Fuck. I did it again. Goddamnit. Fuck. Not again. I did it again. Shit.” and slammed his hat on his leg.

how does this only have 150 notes

I fucking laughed so hard at this all artists are hilarious

vortexbooks:

From the Stacks: It’s amazing how two different editions of the same book can give off such a different impression when released by different publishers a few years apart. Check out the difference!
Left: Pyramid Science Fiction, 1970
Right: Jobe/HBJ, 1978 
(Both available here)
The collection includes stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner, Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, H.L. Gold, Nelson S. Bond, Fredric Brown, Robert K. Arthur, Anthony Boucher, Manly Wade Wellman, and Malcolm Jameson.
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vortexbooks:

From the Stacks: It’s amazing how two different editions of the same book can give off such a different impression when released by different publishers a few years apart. Check out the difference!
Left: Pyramid Science Fiction, 1970
Right: Jobe/HBJ, 1978 
(Both available here)
The collection includes stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner, Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, H.L. Gold, Nelson S. Bond, Fredric Brown, Robert K. Arthur, Anthony Boucher, Manly Wade Wellman, and Malcolm Jameson.
Zoom Info

vortexbooks:

From the Stacks: It’s amazing how two different editions of the same book can give off such a different impression when released by different publishers a few years apart. Check out the difference!

Left: Pyramid Science Fiction, 1970

Right: Jobe/HBJ, 1978 

(Both available here)

The collection includes stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner, Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, H.L. Gold, Nelson S. Bond, Fredric Brown, Robert K. Arthur, Anthony Boucher, Manly Wade Wellman, and Malcolm Jameson.

rainystudios:

So I’ve been seeing Howl’s Moving Castle a lot lately. And was like, “oh.”

CAS, DEAN CAN BE YOUR PRINCESS. AND ANGELS ARE LIKE WIZARDS.

“Cas. CAS. CAAAAAS WHAT ARE YOU DOING. FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR FATHER PUT ME DOWN.”

“Don’t worry Dean, I won’t drop you.”
“DROP ME?!”

:V This is so much fun~ WHEEE C’MON DEAN PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. jeez don’t pee yourself Dean. CAS IS SAFER THAN AN AIRPLANE. Also better looking.

PFFF

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