Free Digital Art Books Online

cezanne in the studio ebook

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. Continue Reading

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Up with 400,000 Images Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art digital images

This is such a great way to lose an hour or two online! The Metropolitan Museum of Art has grown its image archive online by 400,000. The museum is allowing free access to the images and free non-commercial use. They’ll be Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) which means they’re freely available to use for scholarly and academic publication. My only question is what took you so long? It’s 2014!Continue Reading

Another Art Teacher in America Fired

Relating to this ridiculous post yesterday, there’s a New York art teacher that is currently fighting for his job after recommending that some of his more advanced students should take life drawing classes.

Pete Panse had been teaching art for 25 years before being suspended and potentially being fired, pending hearings of the case.Continue Reading

Texas Art Teacher Sacked Over Nudes

I’m not sure if the nude incident is the whole reason behind the Texas teacher losing her job, but it’s still interesting. Sydney McGee claims that she was fired after a complaint from a parent of a student, relating to a school field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. He was concerned about his child seeing “an abstract nude”, which was a 4BC Greek marble torso.Continue Reading