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How do you find a masterpiece?


You can follow the murmur of the crowd down the Grand Galerie of the Louvre. But there is an easier way; If your illustration requires the courtly elegance of an illumination from the "Très Riches Heures", or the inspiring grandeur of Michelangelos Sistine Ceiling - or any of countless other works of art and architecture - call upon Art Resource.


Whether for a book, advertisement, poster, calendar, CD-ROM, television program, web site, film, or greeting card, Art Resource will act quickly to get you quality images of famous and lesser known works of art.

If you need to illustrate a particular idea, we will identify and make available to you images that depict the subject. Our art historians will undertake the research, or you may wish to conduct the search yourself, employing our digitized image database.


When do you employ Art Resource?


If you want to use works by a particular artist, if you want to use works from a particular period, school, or region, or if you need to find works on a particular theme or subject, we have the resources you require.


Art Resource, the worlds largest photo archive of fine art, offers a range of material from prehistoric times to the present. We carry the works of almost every major museum in Europe, and function as the official rights and permissions representative for many institutions in the United States and abroad.


We access over three million transparencies and black and white photographs of works of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts. The objects are cross-referenced by subject, title, artist, period, place, and medium. We maintain extensive computerized subject indices, affording instant access to works illustrating virtually any topic, from agriculture, animals, and allegories, to maternity, psychology, religion, sports, water, and weapons.


You can also come to Art Resource in the very early stages of developing projects or book concepts. We will work with you to refine your ideas, using our professional training, our photo resources, and our computerized and digitized subject and thematic listing indices.


What is available from Art Resource?


High quality images of works of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from most of the worlds major museums, monuments, and commercial archives.

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