Founded and mostly photographed by Erich Lessing, the collection covers a wide range of subjects: Fine Arts, Religion, History, Music, Archaeology, Mythology, Architecture, Landscapes, Historical Portraits and Reportage Photography.

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iPhone/iPad® Applications

Our Erich Lessing Photography Apps are specially designed for hands-on, playful learning about art history. Zoom into high-res images, go on virtual exhibitions from your iPhone or iPad or treat yourself to our entertaining and informational puzzle games. Just visit the App store to get closer to art than you ever could in a museum. Most of our features are absolutely free!

You can also buy fine art prints of your favourite pictures! You can easily order them via the App and our optimised online shop.


Osaka Folding Screen

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Explore a masterpiece via high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing and learn about its history: a Japanese byobu — literally "wind wall" — a magnificent folding screen, painted in the early 17th century.

Angels in Art

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with "Angels in the Art" and enjoy selected collections of gorgeous artworks, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.

Dürer's Woodcuts

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Explore woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer via high resolution photos by Erich Lessing. Our App features his complete woodcut series: the Apocalypse, the Great Passion, the Life of the Virgin and the Little Passion.


Annunciation

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has always been a key topic in art, addressed by many artists in multiple media through the centuries.

Passion of Christ

Explore another key topic of sacred art: The Passion is central to Christian beliefs – the events and suffering of Jesus Christ in the hours around his trial and crucifixion are highly popular motifs.

On the Movie Set

Get closer to the art of movie making than you ever could get! Enjoy a piece of cinema history with the reportage photographs Erich Lessing took during the making of Moby Dick, Zorba the Greek and The Sound of Music.


Girls of the 50s

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Magnum photographer Erich Lessing travelled through Europe and caught the most amazing moments of everyday life on his camera.

Saints A-E

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with ‘Saints A-E’ – the first part of our series of five Apps – and enjoy magnificent religious images and celebrated masterpieces by great artists like Hans Memling, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens and Jusepe de Ribera, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.

Saints F-J

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with ‘Saints F-J’ – the second part of our series of five Apps – and enjoy magnificent religious images and celebrated masterpieces by great artists like Carlo Crivelli, El Greco, Caravaggio and Georges de La Tour, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.


Saints K-O

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with ‘Saints K-O’ – the third part of our series of five Apps – and enjoy magnificent religious images and celebrated masterpieces by great artists like Albrecht Duerer, Luca Giordano and Guido Reni, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.

Saints P-R

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with ‘Saints P-R’ – the fourth part of our series of five Apps – and enjoy magnificent religious images and celebrated masterpieces by great artists like El Greco, Filippino Lippi, Jusepe de Ribera and Rembrandt, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.

Saints S-Z

Get closer to art than you ever could in a museum! Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven with ‘Saints S-Z’ – the fifth part of our series of five Apps – and enjoy magnificent religious images and celebrated masterpieces by great artists like Andrea Mantegna, El Greco, Georges de la Tour, Jacob Jordans, captured as high resolution photographs by Erich Lessing.


Image Licensing

We license images covering photography, fine art and illustration for commercial and editorial use...


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Prints on Demand

We sell prints of fine art reproductions, as well as Erich Lessing's reportage photographs...


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