In the build up to the relaunch of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, (due to open its doors again in April 2013 following a ten year renovation) the art museum has launched Rijks Studio, a digital collection of 125,000 works from the museum's collection. As part of the initiative, the online 'Rijks Studio' invites anybody visiting the site to create their own art by imaginatively reinterpreting the images found by exploring the collection. Art students, architects, designers and general enthusiasts can use the tool to download images for free to an online studio, to reprint artworks or to extract details from them for use in their own projects. One of the first examples to emerge is from Dutch Design Studio Droog, who have created a tattoo for the skin, based on the 17th century painting Still Life with Flowers by Jan Davidsz. de Heem.
To sign up to Rijks Studio, visit https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/