Many of us are working from home, and keeping our distance from others. Perhaps there’s a pet or a child keeping us company or getting in the way as we try to focus (insert #coworker joke here).

At Getty, our in-person meetings are now virtual, and some of us have turned to the custom Zoom background to help set the mood. Getty’s Open Content program includes over 100,000 images that are free and downloadable. This means they’re also fair game to use as your own custom background.

Assistant curator of manuscripts Larisa Grollemond has made this lovely illuminated manuscript her background of choice.

Larisa wears glasses and a green top. Behind her is an illustrated deer with antlers, and illuminated swirls of blue, green, yellow and red.

Background: Saint John on Patmos (detail), about 1466–1470, Master of Jacques of Luxembourg. Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment, 6 7/16 × 4 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig IX 11 (83.ML.107), fol. 19. Download this detail

If you’re doing this yourself, first search for an image that resonates with you, download it at “presentation size” and crop the image to 1280 x 720 pixels. Now you can upload it to your custom background on Zoom.

Below, we collected some of our favorites to help you get going, already sized for Zoom. Just drag and drop!

Landscapes

Work among the ruins in this 18th-century vision of ancient Roman monuments, temples, and statues.

People, and a dog, exploring mostly intact, white buildings with columns, overgrown with greenery. To the left. a sculpture of a reclining male nude with a cloth across his lap.

Landscape with Classical Ruins and Figures (detail), about 1725–1730, Marco Ricci. Oil on canvas, 48 1/2 × 63 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 70.PA.33. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

Camille Pissarro painted in the open air, along with his Impressionist colleagues. This autumn landscape will put you outside in a dreamy French town.

An adult and child walk on a road. Behind them are brown houses and a few trees and bushes.

Landscape at Louveciennes (Autumn) (detail), 1870, Camille Pissarro. Oil on canvas, 35 × 45 3/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 82.PA.73. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

This 17th-century painting is called Landscape with a Calm, and evokes a mood that we all probably need right now.

A red-garbed shepherd and his dog herd goats on a hillside overlooking a lake . Along the lake are a house, a person on a horse, and a herd of cows, and beyond them, a walled castle or fortress.

Landscape with a Calm (Un Tem[p]s calme et serein) (detail), 1650–1651, Nicolas Poussin. Oil on canvas, 38 3/16 × 51 9/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 97.PA.60. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

At Sea

This is not a calm image; instead, ships navigate a turbulent sea. British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner shows the power of nature.

A choppy sea with a sailboat leaning away on the left, and on the right a smaller boat with no sail. More sailboats are in the background.

Van Tromp, going about to please his Masters, Ships a Sea, getting a Good Wetting (detail), 1844, Joseph Mallord William Turner. Oil on canvas, 36 3/8 × 48 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 93.PA.32. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

Sunrise at Sea is a contemplative photograph, showing calm waters and a flash of early morning light.

Black and white photo of two sailboats on quiet waters with the sun behind and to the left.

Sunrise at Sea (detail), 1887, Peter Henry Emerson. Photogravure, 7 1/8 × 6 1/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 84.XB.696.3.12. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

Cityscapes

Tourists would have purchased this type of painting as a souvenir to show their cultural sophistication. Now you can put yourself in the middle of Venice, Italy, in the 1700s.

A canal with small boats, each manned by 2-3 people. A building with arched windows is on the left, and across the canal are more buildings, one with several domes on top.

View of the Grand Canal: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo (detail), about 1743, Bernardo Bellotto. Oil on canvas, 54 3/4 × 93 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 91.PA.73. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

Or perhaps travel to Paris?

Cityscape on a cloudy day, along a river or canal. Barges are docked on the nearby sandy short as people unload their goods. Across the water are buildings, one with a large dome. A bridge spans the water in the distance.

A View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité (detail), 1763, Jean-Baptiste Raguenet. Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 × 33 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.PA.25. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

Flowers

Van Gogh’s Irises make a vivid and bold background.

Purple flowers with bright green leaves and stems.

Irises (detail), 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas, 29 1/4 × 37 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 90.PA.20. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

While this vase of flowers is more subdued.

A terracotta vase embossed with classical nudes holds various types of flowers of red and white. A bird's nest with three eggs lies to the right.

Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. Oil on panel, 31 5/8 × 24 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 82.PB.70. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

A Bunny

Join this brightly painted hare in the forest, made by German painter Hans Hoffmann in the 1500s.

A brown rabbit with long ears muches on leaves from a brilliant green plant.

A Hare in the Forest (detail), about 1585, Hans Hoffmann. Oil on panel, 24 1/2 × 30 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001.12. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Download this detail

If you’ve found backgrounds that are working for you, let us know in the comments!