Art for Free!

Calling educators, parents, and art-lovers: Getty Publication’s virtual library is making 250 virtual art books available for free online:

The free collection includes titles from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The collection includes books on Cezanne, Rubens & Brueghel, as well as titles on ancient metals and urushi, Japanese wood lacquer.

This might be of special interest to those of us who are interested in how stories of our faith have been told over time through works of art – for instance, here’s a book on Flemish illumination manuscripts during the Renaissance, and here’s one on 1700 years of Armenian church art. The whole catalog is searchable.