Gustave Courbet, “Les demoiselles des bords de la Seine (été)” (1857), oil on canvas, from the collection of Petit Palais (CC0 Paris Musées / Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais)
Paris Musées provides the public with digital reproductions of artworks from the collections of the museums of the city of Paris.
Managing 14 of the city of Paris’ museums, Paris Musées has taken an excellent step on the path towards open access by releasing more than 150,000 artworks images that belong to the public domain with a CC0 waiver.
This project is seen as a great initiative to create better access to culture and art. It also helps to build a deeper understanding of the works and to improve their visibility.
This opening of data guarantees internet users free access and reuse (whether for commercial or non-commercial uses) of many images depicting amazing masterpieces. There are no technical, financial or legal restrictions.
To access the royalty-free images and download them for free, simply visit the parismuseescollections.paris.fr website. You will find filters that you can use to facilitate your search.
Notice : If the “Download” button and the CC0 pictogram are not displayed, then the image is not under CCØ licence.
Each digital file contains a high definition image (jpeg format/definition: 3000×3000 pixels/resolution: 300 dpi), a text file with details about the piece and tips on how to cite the sources (in French, English, and Spanish). The image below shows an example of what you will receive once you download the file.
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