SAN FRANCISCO, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AllPosters.co.uk, a division of Art.com Inc., the world's leading online specialty provider of wall art, in collaboration with the French agency Reunion des Musees Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, New York, today announced the launch of its French Museum Collection. This new collection provides unprecedented access to many of the world's most treasured original works of art, housed in over 400 renowned European museums and private collections, by bringing together in one place museum-approved images of these masterpieces and making them available for the first time as unique, high-quality giclee prints and canvas reproductions.
"A key element of our company's mission is to make art accessible to all, and our new French Museum Collection is yet another way we're empowering customers to discover some of the world's finest original artworks and hang them on their own walls as high-quality reproductions," said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. "What makes this collection particularly unique is that it includes not just the familiar masterpieces one might see in the galleries of famous museums like the Louvre and d'Orsay, but also thousands of artworks never before seen publicly because they've been hidden in museum vaults or private collections."
AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection includes over 100,000 works of art, including paintings and drawings, as well as photographs of antiquities, sculptures and historical objects. Over 10,000 artists are represented, including famous painters such as Monet, Rembrandt and Renoir, as well as lesser-known artists. The collection spans a wide range of art schools, movements, cultures and mediums, ranging from Egyptian antiquities to 20th century paintings. It includes not only celebrated masterpieces, but in some cases, the never-before-seen sketches that inspired them, pulled directly from the artist's notebook.
"We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Art.com Inc. which greatly complements its present offering of fine art," said Jean-Paul Bessieres of the photo agency of the RMN. "The French Museum Collection contains a wide variety of masterpieces spanning many centuries, which are now being made available for wall art."
Continued Martin, "The breadth, quality and uniqueness of this collection ensure that it will have broad appeal around the world. For the art enthusiast, designer or anyone looking to decorate a space, AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection offers a treasure trove of both familiar masterpieces and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered."
All images in AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection are available as wall art reproductions, either on high-quality giclee paper or artist-grade cotton canvas. To learn more or explore the collection firsthand, please visit http://www.AllPosters.co.uk/frenchmuseum.
About AllPosters.co.uk and Art.com Inc.
AllPosters.co.uk is a division of Art.com Inc. Art.com Inc. is the world's leading online specialty provider of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than 10 million customers - including students, teachers, home decorators, interior designers, businesses, art collectors and art lovers - in over 120 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.AllPosters.co.uk. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.
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