Great COVID-19 / coronavirus Image & Graphic Resources Available to Spread Awareness
Updated: Apr 16
rawpixel is a website that has a lot of great design resources and images for lots of different things. I have used some of the images as I mention in my past posts for Gummies (see links). Currently, they have 5000+ coronavirus / COVID-19 images and templates which are free to download to help spread the word. They may be good for your social media, websites, or other types of documents, etc.
Some other examples that I liked and thought were fun are below & at the bottom of the post as well. They have more business-related or scientific images as well.
I Pinned a bunch (hundreds, haha!) to wearegoodatthis's Pinterest board.
They are great images on their own. You can add your own twist or message to them and make your own piece.
When I saw "The Girl With a Pearl Earring" with a mask, I thought it was funny and I decided to research the painting and Vermeer a little bit. For example, I didn't know that the painting was a "tronie". I also didn't know what a "tronie" was until now. Haha! :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!
"Johannes Vermeer (/vɜːrˈmɪər/, October 1632 – December 1675), in original Dutch Jan Vermeer van Delft, was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. During his lifetime, he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter, recognized in Delft and The Hague. Nonetheless, he produced relatively few paintings and evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a tronie, not a portrait
"Unlike the Mona Lisa, however, Girl with a Pearl Earring is not a portrait but a tronie, a Dutch term for a character or type of person. A young woman might have sat for Vermeer, but the painting is not meant to portray her or any specific individual in the same way that Leonardo’s piece portrayed an existing person (likely Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine merchant). Vermeer’s subject is a generic young woman in exotic dress, a study in facial expression and costume. The work attests to Vermeer’s technical expertise and interest in representing light. The soft modeling of the subject’s face reveals his mastery of using light rather than line to create form, while the reflection on her lips and on the earring show his concern for representing the effect of light on different surfaces."
This TED-Ed video was recommended to me on YouTube. Something that I found interesting was that Vermeer only has 34 remaining works and usually his paintings were set in rooms and light and perspective were a big part of his paintings. But Girl With a Pearl Earring is different because it just has a black background. It's interesting that his most famous work is different than the rest of them! :)
Gummie Links using Public Domain Images I found on rawpixel:
More Images I liked:
Actually I liked a bunch of them, see wearegoodatthis on Pinterest or check out rawpixel directly.