The difference between replica and original
2007-4-8 23:39:14 Post:Sam | Categories:doupine | Comment:3 | Quote:0 | Browse:
If you hang a masterful reproduction in your room,it will not only add luster to your home but it can also be the first step to starting a valuable collection of fine art. But you may be wondering what the difference is between an original oil painting and oil painted reproductions.
Oil painting reproductions are an exact replica of an original masterpiece, such as a van Gogh, or Picasso. The only real difference in an oil painting reproduction is the price and age. Most original masterpiece paintings are hung in famous art museums around the world or in the homes of the very rich, with a price tag well over the million dollar mark. Oil reproductions give the consumer the same great quality painting, identical copies of selective masterpieces, at a much more economical rate.
The so-called original masterpiece is not well-known by people at that time. It is only recognized many years ago.
Although your reproduction may not be an identical replica, great artists can duplicate a painting with very little noticeable differences. A talented and experienced artist gets in-depth with the original work of art and examines that particular painting on all levels to give the duplicate an astounding resemblance to the original. They use canvas and a particular oil to duplicate reproductions. Reproduction artists are also familiar with and able to recognize each technique and brush stroke used in the original painting. From the quality of the canvas and the oil used, as well as the lighting, brushes and techniques used by the original artist.
Print is reproduction,oil painting is also replica.But oil painting reproduction is more worth to collection than print.
It’s important, as you are searching for your first purchase, that you understand the difference of an original, print reproduction or oil painted reproductions. It is also important to know how the reproduction was created, what kinds of materials were used and what methods were used.
There are a few important things the consumer should do before making that first purchase. It is essential to contact the artist to address some important questions so you have all the facts when you make that initial purchase such as; what materials were used during the reproduction process like the canvas, oils, brushes and lighting? As well as what method was used during the reproduction. And was the reproduction varnished?
The answers to these will not only help you understand the reproduction, but also help you maintain and care for the painting once it is in your possession. Most artists will give you directions to further care for your painting, such as where not to hang it in your home, some paintings should not be hung in direct sunlight as to not fade the paint, if these instructions are not included it is a good idea to ask the artist what the best care is for the particular painting you purchased.
Once you have that masterpiece in your home it will be time to sit back and relish in its beauty that is if you have figured out where you will hang it.