Public Domain Images From The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has scanned and put over 50,000 high resolution images of the art in their collection online. To make it even better, they have released these images under a license that puts them in the public domain.

There is a search page for the collection that also include filters for such things as artist, date range, medium, etc.

It is great that they provided images with this level of detail. Here are just a few examples:

You can see the cross hatch patterns in Abraham Francen, Apothecary by Rembrandt van Rijn

You can even see the individual dot of paint in Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884.