Sling is off, and shoulder is 90%. Finished a chapter Saturday, started a new one Sunday, but Mondays are all about blogging!
Today I’d like to share a resource you may not be aware of. It’s called OPEN CULTURE. Self-tagged as “the best free cultural & educational media on the web;” this is not hyperbole.
Ever find yourself looking for free resources, like an online language course? How about art or images for your blog? Audio or e-books? Entire concerts or just music? Free Hitchcock movies? How about a John Wayne flick? That’s just a tiny sample of what you’ll find on OPEN CULTURE.
I happen to admire the work of 19th/early 20th century French photographer Eugène Atget. How much? Here’s a photo of my über tiny living room. Clearly I can’t invite you all over to show you the Atget poster (at left) gleaned during a long ago trip to the Getty Museum.
But the Getty (and The Met, The Rijksmuseum, The National Gallery, among a bevy of other museums) have made images from their collections available free for non-commercial use on OPEN CULTURE. Now I can share Atget with you on my blog. How cool is that?
I can even give you a peek into one my favorite artists, German Romantic painter, Caspar David Friedrich.
Yes, some of these resources are available with a deep Google search. But why go to all that trouble when OPEN CULTURE has done the work for you by compiling all these amazing resources and creating a one-stop site?
WARNING: you are likely to waste hours on this website.