The Internet is a creative place, and it just became a whole lot more artistic. Over 400,000 high-resolution digital images have gone public domain thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And it's available to you for non-commercial use. So get to work, web artisans.
The Met is not the first museum to offer this. It follows the Getty in LA, which offers 87,000 images, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum (125,000 masterpieces online), the National Gallery in Washington, DC which has 35,000 available images for download, and Google Art Project which offers 57,000 digital works of art.
So grab your nifty new screensaver here.
Hat tip: Open Culture