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General Art Image Resources
Getty Open Content
About 100,000 free high resolution art images from the Getty's collections.
Cultural heritage, art, and architecture
Web Gallery of Art
European painting and sculpture through the 19th Century (no contemporary art). Terrible web page design, but many of the images are high quality.
General art database, focused on licensing images for reuse. Free images have watermarks.
Google Art Project
Many amazing art images, but they cannot be downloaded.
WikiArt: Visual Art Encyclopedia
Collates a wide variety of art images, mostly from museums.
Wikimedia Commons is a "good faith" free image repository, with items contributed by volunteers. Most images may be reused (see the license details for each) but the quality and resolution varies wildly.
Culture and History Images
Searchable database of images and background information, primarily focused on 20th century architecture.
Daily features of architectural projects.
A free online tool that hosts images, descriptions, timelines and image collections of Islamic architecture from around the world.
Free non-commercial use stock images
Images available for purchase for commercial work
Freely available stock photographs.