Creative Commons: The Städel Museum offers free access to more than 22,000 artworks

by way of its digital collection, the städel licences artworks in the public domain under creative commons licence cc by-sa 4.0

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The Städel Museum has now made more than 22,000 works in its Digital Collection available for free downloading under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 4.0. This licence enables anyone interested in art to reproduce and share the images of artworks in the public domain, as well as to use and process them for any purpose, provided the Städel Museum is identified in a credit line. Popular works in the Städel collection, for example Sandro Botticelli’s Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as a Nymph) (ca. 1480), Franz Marc’s Dog Lying in the Snow (ca. 1911), Paula Modersohn-Becker’s Man Lying beneath a Blossoming Tree (1903), Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Wall (1639), Johannes Vermeer’s The Geographer (1669) and many more are thus available for free downloading by way of the Digital Collection. Entirely in keeping with the wishes of the museum’s founder, the aim of this new service is to make the Städel collection available to the public and further the public enjoyment of common cultural assets.

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Franz Marc (1880–1916)
Dog Lying in the Snow, ca. 1911
Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 105.0 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Franz Marc, Dog Lying in the Snow, ca. 1911

Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445–1510)
Idealised Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), ca. 1480
Mixed technique on poplar, 81.3 x 54.0 min. 0.3 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Sandro Botticelli, Idealised Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), ca. 1480

Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675)
The Geographer, 1669
Oil on canvas, 51.6 x 45.4 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669

Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876–1907)
Man lying beneath a Blossoming Tree, 1903
Oil on cardboard, 52,0 x 74,0 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Man lying beneath a Blossoming Tree, 1903

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–ca. 1669)
Self-Portrait leaning on a stone sill, 1639
Etching, 209 x 165 mm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Self-Portrait leaning on a stone sill, 1639

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Pamela Rohde

Head of Press and Online Communication
rohde@staedelmuseum.de
+49(0)69-605098-170

Jannikhe Möller

Public Relations Officer
and Moving Images
moeller@staedelmuseum.de
+49(0)69-605098-195

Franziska von Plocki

Public Relations Officer
plocki@staedelmuseum.de
+49(0)69-605098-268

Susanne Hafner

Press and Online Communication
hafner@staedelmuseum.de
+49(0)69-605098-212

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