Free Art for All! Part 2: People

Finding art that is beautiful and free is pretty much the greatest combination. Public domain works are just that. Recently I had a most enjoyable evening browsing public domain art from a number of museums and it was the most stimulating rabbit hole I can remember. There are millions available though, and the task can seem daunting and too bothersome. I have gathered several that I was especially drawn to here if you'd like to see! Simply click on the image or the caption beneath to be taken directly to the site where you can download it for your own use. Easy peasy :)

I hope to print several in the coming months and pair with thrifted frames for a unique and affordable final touch on my white walls. Stay tuned for tutorials on printing, framing, which ones I choose, and further Free Art For All categories such as still life, portraits, religious art, etc! 

See Part 1: Cityscapes

Something I always enjoy at museums are the portraits. It's one of my great regrets that I didn't go to the National Portrait Gallery when I was in London back in 2016 for my 30th. I love imagining who the subjects were, what they felt and cared about, and what their lives were like. Formal portraits are a bit mysterious and hard to read, but it's fun to play the game. Paintings of people doing domestic or otherwise every day tasks is in some ways the most beautiful thing. Here are a few of both, which are of course free and printable.

Deux Femmes Dans Interieur by Edouard Vuillard

Woman in Black by Edouard Vuillard

Paris; Boulevard at Night by Maximilien Luce

New York Street by Childe Hassam

La Liseuse by Frederico Zandomeneghi

Lady Reading by Rik Wouters

Reading by Lilla Cabot Perry

Lucy Hessel Lisant by Edouard Vuillard

Edith Reynolds by Robert Henri

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