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Trivium Art History allows copying and displaying of images of artworks in the public domain solely. Artworks under copyright are for contemplation only.

Copyright Basics

We use Copyright term according to U.S. Copyright Law, defining unpublished works as entering the public domain 70 years after the artist's death, and all works published before 1923 as within the public domain. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from arthistoryproject.com.

Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Certain images depicting public domain artworks may themselves be copyrighted, typically images of three-dimentional artworks, where two-dimentional representation includes some element of interpretation. For these copyrighted images we use either images that have been released into the public domain by museums or institutions via an "Open Access" program, or under the terms of educational fair use. Please check the copyright label before using images or texts.

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Copyrighted Material

Some images on Trivium Art History are copyrighted, and to be used strictly for education and contemplation under fair use policy. These images are used with the following fair use rationale: they are low resolution representations of historically significant artwork, readily available on the internet, and used only for informational and educational purposes. These copyrighted images are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement.