A 13th century drawing of a comet, a solar eclipse photographed in 1889, and an early operation using ether for an anesthetic are among a collection of public domain images recently released by the Getty Museum.
The J. Paul Getty Museum is a "Warehouse 13"-size repository of great art and manuscripts. The museum has just handed over to the public the keys to more than 4,600 digital images as part of a new open-content initiative.
The trove of sculptures, photographs, paintings, and pages contains some unusual subjects alongside classic artwork from famous painters like Claude Monet and Peter Paul Rubens. The images are free for downloading, modifying, sharing, and publishing.… Read more