National Gallery Puts Its Collection Online

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has launched NGA Images, reproducing its collection online for free.

The site includes more than 20,000 images, which means you could be looking at Camille Pissarro’s Self-Portrait right now, or Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’Benci, or even El Greco’s Laocoön (if you’re into that sort of thing), instead of reading this blog post.

Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery, said the site celebrates the Gallery’s 71st anniversary, and “supports research, teaching, and personal enrichment; promotes interdisciplinary research; and nurtures an appreciation of all that inspires great works of art.” National Gallery Puts Its Collection Online