What is it with famous painting reproductions being tacky and what is the solution?
I would like for people in the know to give me their opinion on why some interior designers (and others) think that handpainted reproductions of famous art (van Gogh, Picasso, etc.) are considered tacky and shouldn't be bought? What if there is a painting I really love like van Gogh's Starry Night Painting; what if any is the solution to displaying reproductions of famous paintings in a tasteful manner?
Asked By: imjetguer - 9/24/2007
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INterior Designers (I am an Interior Architect) work for clients. It is their job to design something their client will enjoy living with. If you wanted reproduction Starry Nights, I would give them to you. But I would cringe. I have actually had clients ask me to find them a painting that is seven feet long and... More
Answered By: Persiphone_Hellecat - 9/24/2007
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Of course, the originals would be better, but very few lucky humans can afford them (besides only one person can have one original). Interior decorators, architects etc. can consider copies tacky, but in actuality, if they did not exist, a lot of art would remain unknown. If you like Van Gogh's painting, go ahead and... More
Answered By: Maria Rosa V - 9/25/2007
I don't know if they actually consider it "tacky", but it does go against an interior designer's training and instincts. They're supposed to design a space that's unique to you alone, so the idea of shopping for reproductions of paintings than can be seen in books and millions of other people's homes kinda goes against... More
Answered By: helene - 9/25/2007
I think it is because quite a few hand painted reproductions are inferior and of poor quality. If the reproduction isn't close to the original, it just looks bad... More
Answered By: brandonfgwu - 9/25/2007
Answered By: art express - 9/25/2007
How many people can afford an original.....Not many. But some people will enjoy a repo. Sometimes the colors will be what is really needed, not the painting. Some people think that having a repo will make them Go up the ladder faster.
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