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Art Appreciation through High-Resolution Photography

If you love art but cant visit the Art Institute of Chicago, the museum has taken a step to assist you in your taste for art appreciation with the aid of high resolution photography.  The museum has photographed over 52,000 works of art in hi-res and can be viewed in their Collection section of their website https://www.artic.edu/collection.  Viewing these masterpieces from afar is one thing but this collection can now be viewed in such detail that individual brush strokes and color blending techniques of some of the greatest artists in history are clearly visible providing the viewer and new level of appreciation.  Further, the works can be downloaded for public usage using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.  

Below  is an example of one of my favorite paintings (and with detail)   Claude Monet's Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877.

With detail

A very nice gesture by the Art Institute of Chicago (and whoever produced those high-resolution images).

No more excuses for avoiding your monthly dose of art appreciation!

Beautiful!