I like free stuff, especially if I don’t have to jump through hoops to get it. The J. Paul Getty Museum has a whole bunch free art books to view online. Hundreds of them! You can read them online or download the pdf files to keep on your computer. Obviously it would be nice to have big shiny hardcover copies of them all delivered to your door for free, but hey, I’m not complaining. At least go and browse the book on Cezanne’s watercolors, that man is a genius.
Here’s a link to the Getty Publications Virtual Library and here’s some examples of the art books that you can browse..
Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors
Carol Armstrong – 2004 – 160 pages
Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era
Hollis Clayson – 2003 – 224 pages
Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe
Edited by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick – 2003 – 592 pages
Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship
Anne T. Woollett and Ariane van Suchtelen; with contributions by Tiarna Doherty, Mark Leonard, and Jørgen Wadum – 2006 – 270 pages
Book Arts of Isfahan: Diversity and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Persia
Alice Taylor – 1995 – 100 pages
It’s most definitely a page worth bookmarking! And please keep letting me know about free art stuff online and I’ll keep sharing it with others.