290 paintings by masters of Victorian Neo-Classical realism. Printable art for crafts cards scrapbooks jewelry-making, altered art and more.
Beautifully detailed, romantic images of women in Greek and Roman dress, classical nudes, scenes from mythology, dazzling Mediterranean sunlight and scenery, and scenes of Victorian life.
ARTISTS IN THIS COLLECTION:
- Lawrence Alma-Tadema
- John William Godward
- Frederick Lord Leighton
- William Bouguereau (23 bonus images not included on our Bouguereau CD)
All images have titles. All are carefully organized and beautifully presented for your enjoyment.
Perfect for altered art, collage/mixed media, card making, scrapbooking, decoupage, stamping, pendants and charms, assemblage. Make fabric transfers, transparencies, tags and labels, many more creative uses! The only limit is your imagination.
About Victorian Neoclassicism
The European art movement called "neoclassicism" began in the 18th century as a reaction against Baroque and Rococo art and a return to the ideals of Roman and Greek art (as interpreted by these later European artists). Neo-classical paintings tend to have sharp colors and chiaroscuro, favor realism in portrayal, and often take their themes from classical literature and civilization, mythology, the Bible, and history. The artists featured on this CD worked during the end of this movement, during the Victorian era of the mid- to late-19th century.
The Victorian art-viewing public was generally well-educated in Greek and Roman scholarship, so these painters paid much attention to accurate details in their subject matter. They often studied architecture and archaeology as well as drawing and painting. They showed remarkable skill in painting beautifully draped fabrics, vivid flowers, dazzling Mediterranean sunlight and scenery, and reflective surfaces such as metal and marble. Alma-Tadema's meticulous research and detail actually led to his paintings being used as inspiration for Hollywood set designs for films such as Ben Hur, Cleopatra, The Ten Commandments, and even Gladiator!
The Victorian Neoclassicists were often influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite painters, especially in their vibrant colors and portrayal of beautiful women. Both movements were eclipsed by the rise of Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism near the end of the 19th century. The Neoclassicists were widely scorned and neglected for decades, until a revival of interest in the 1970s which continues today.
The romantic, often serene, world of these paintings is idealized in subject matter while at the same time wonderfully realistic in detail.[[end tab]]
Using These Images
COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use. Whatever will work in your printer!
ALL IMAGES ARE 300 DPI.
Images are JPG. All are 1500 pixels on longest side. This will be approximately 5 inches when printed at 300 dpi, or twice that size at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small). Samples may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.
PC USERS: Our image CDs feature a unique and elegant image gallery viewer that showcases the beauty of every image, and makes makes browsing, resizing, and printing simple. You can also zoom, create a slideshow, etc. Our viewer does NOT download anything to your hard drive, requires no unzipping or extra software, and is easy to use. (You may also open images into whatever picture viewer or editor you usually use.) This special feature of our image collections has been a big hit with our customers, but if you prefer your CD without it, just order the "Mac" version (see below).
MAC USERS: Choose the "Mac/no-viewer" version and we will send you a CD that will work on any computer -- all the same images, same excellent organization, carefully arranged into folders for your ease of use. (Note: If you have a PC-emulator your system may read our software, but of course only you can determine that!)
DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file.
Dos and Don'ts
Copyright 2007, 2015, Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license.
You may print unlimited copies of images or collage sheets for your own non-commercial personal or educational use, and alter them for your own non-commercial use as well. Please note that this permission is for you, the purchaser, only (images may not be forwarded to others).
You are welcome to sell your one-of-a-kind altered art and handmade items that incorporate these images (if your work is sold or displayed online or published in a magazine, blog, etc., include credit to Lunagirl.com).
Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details).
Use in commercial graphic design, professional advertising or marketing, or media production, creation of design resources for sale, or sale of craft supplies, unaltered prints, or items in large numbers, requires permission and/or additional commercial use license.