This themed downloadable image collection contains 50 great-quality illustrations, all of which can be used for practically anything you want to, as many times as you like, without paying royalties or commissions to anyone!
All of the beautiful images are out of copyright and in the public domain in the UK, US and all countries that follow the same copyright rules - this means that even COMMERCIAL USE is absolutely fine!
Create card-making and scrap-booking embellishments and backgrounds, prints for framing, postcards, bookmarks, notelets, tags, calendars, stationery, place-mats, t-shirts, mugs, key-rings, jigsaws, fridge magnets, mouse-mats and so much more.
Anything you make can be for your own use or for sale - use the images over and over again without restriction!
Teachers - use these lovely illustrations in a slideshow to show your class or print them out to make collage items for your children's projects.
Designers - why spend time creating images to make your products from when you can use ready-made images instead?
All that we ask is that you don't sell the collection, as a whole or in part, as raw digital images in a similar way to ourselves. Simple!
A snapshot of all 50 illustrations is shown in our large collage picture.
Images in this Degas Volume 1 collection range from 1179 pixels wide/tall to 3570 pixels wide/tall.
Please note:- the downloads for graphics collections are in jpeg format in ZIP files which need to be extracted before you can open the images.
About Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas (1834-1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.
At the beginning of his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.
Technically, Degas differs from the Impressionists in that he "never adopted the Impressionist color fleck" and he continually belittled their practice of painting en plein air. "He was often as anti-impressionist as the critics who reviewed the shows", according to art historian Carol Armstrong; as Degas himself explained, "no art was ever less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and of the study of the great masters; of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament, I know nothing."
Nonetheless, he is described more accurately as an Impressionist than as a member of any other movement. His scenes of Parisian life, his off-center compositions, his experiments with color and form, and his friendship with several key Impressionist artists - most notably Mary Cassatt and Edouard Manet all relate him intimately to the Impressionist movement.