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How To Pick Out Art Reproductions

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Art reproductions decorate the halls of many famous homes and businesses.  Most of the time, it is difficult for a person to tell if they are viewing art reproductions or original masterpieces.  Painstaking attention to detail is involved in creating these replicas so that many can enjoy the effects of the artists' primary work.  In addition, the choosing of a frame, or choosing to go without, greatly effects the overall impression that the piece gives.

A steady hand and studied eye are necessary to produce the quality of work that is done by those who embark on creating art reproductions.  Special care is taken to match the texture, materials, and colors to the art work that is being copied.  This insures that the essence of the piece is preserved in the process.  If the master painter was an impressionist, heavy applications of paint must be applied to the canvas to summon forth the same breathtaking essence of the original work.  In contrast, if the masterpiece being duplicated is a Da Vinci or de Angelo, it may require a special technique that produces a cracked effect to bestow upon it, as nearly as possible, the same attribute found in the first one in current times.  As important as copying the techniques used to create such amazing art, the duplication must also consist of the same materials to appear authentic.  For instance, during a brief period in Van Gogh's career, he used very heavy canvas grade.  That type must also be used for those paintings created in that time frame in order for the copy to appear realistic.  Not the least of the considerations is the matching of colors to that of the primary piece.  This must be done with great patience and intense study of the works being duplicated.  Much thought and skill is required to mimic the process of creating the original as well as representing its present-day condition.

Once the art reproductions are available for sale, the choosing of the frame is usually up to the buyer.  Underestimating the importance of this decision is not something that a serious art buyer would want to do.  The color and material of the frame play an important role in the overall spirit that the piece adds to its surroundings.  Various colors of framing bring out and accentuate differing properties of the work.  For example, Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Interpretation in Red) by Van Gogh, appears to be a different painting when surrounded by a black plastic frame as opposed to a gold overlaid wooden one.  The black brings out the dark lines in the painting that one may not otherwise recognize, and the piece produces a considerably different impression when the gold frame surrounds the artwork.  A mellow colored frame can be used to produce a subdued effect.  If a particular aspect of a piece is to be highlighted and embraced in that space, then a frame enhancing that quality in the work is best employed.

Much time and attention to detail is necessary to produce quality art reproductions.  The reproductionist must take pains to find the identical hues that were used in the original.  The materials used must also be replicated.  These aspects combine with a carefully chosen frame to produce a particular essence in the space it is destined to occupy.


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