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Monday, May 28, 2007
Common Mistakes to Avoid when Buying an Art Reproduction Painting

Sophisticated oil paintings make a huge difference in home decorating. An original Van Gogh painting will be worth tens of millions of dollars, however. To most of art lovers, art reproductions are the first choice. The price of art reproductions varies greatly. There're a few common mistakes to avoid when buying an art reproduction painting.

First of all, art reproductions should look as close to the real thing as possible. If they are imitations you want them to look like the original even if they aren't the original! So, what you need to do is have a good idea of what you are buying. If you see an art reproduction that you like check out photos of the original so you know what it should look like. You don't want to hang a reproduction on your wall and try to have it pass off as the real thing only to have someone come over and tell you how bad a reproduction it is. If you know what the original looks like then buying a reproduction of an oil painting will be no problem. Just educate yourself first to have an idea of what a reproduction should look like.

Another mistake that is commonly made is overpaying. Lots of people think that just because an original oil painting costs thousands of dollars that an art reproduction will also be expensive. Way too often people pay lots of money for an art reproduction as if it should cost a lot of money simply because it is a copy. If you do some research you will be able to find plenty of art reproductions that are affordable and beautiful.

Yet another thing you should look out for is artists claiming a piece of work are an art reproduction when it really isn't. Unless you are an expert in art and know all the pieces of a particular artist then it would be really easy to have the wool pulled over your eyes in this sense. But, if you double check all claims before making a purchase you will serve yourself well and get the art reproduction of your dreams.

The world of art reproductions is special and different and if you just know what to look out for you can find a beautiful painting that looks just like the original but costs you thousands of dollars less.

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