There is no denying the appeal of owning your own original piece of art. However there are some very real challenges if you actually want to acquire one. The more famous the painter or painting, the more expensive the painting. Paintings by icons such as Claude Monet, Rembrant or Vincent Van Gogh sell for millions of dollars in today’s market, while some can fetch thousands if they are creations of today’s current generation artists. Still it is quite possible for the average art enthusiast to enjoy collecting art without spending quite as much. While they aren’t originals, canvas painting reproductions are arguably the best alternative because the amount of professional skill that is put into the work can be appreciated just as much. A print reproduction is another avenue for art enthusiasts who don’t have pockets quite so deep. They differ because they are photographs of a particular work rather than done by hand.
Each option has its own pros and cons. Professional painters of varying skill are the ones who are responsible for painting oil reproductions. The style and skill of the painter will be reflected in the work, resulting in some subtle differences from the original. Because of these differences, one might even consider them to be originals in their own right, or at the very least, interpretations using their own style. Paintings are not entirely two dimensional, contrary to common thinking, as a third dimension emerges through the textured surface that only the sense of touch or a fine eye can appreciate. You can either purchase a ready-made art reproductions, although it is usually more common to commission an artist to reproduce a piece of your choosing. They are usually more expensive than prints and if you have them commissioned, can also take some time, but you’ll usually be rewarded with a quality reproduction for the money you spent.
The other alternative for getting art into your home are prints. They are cheaper since photographs can be mass-produced, consequently making them more accessible to the average consumer. The only variations are a result of the quality of the ink and paper used. A replica of a work by Van Gogh or Rembrandt can easily be taken home from the department store to appreciate. However unlike having a painting reproduction, there is a certain aura that is lost. The texture that often lends a painting character is omitted in mass-produced photographs, limiting their appeal and making them much more obvious as mass-marketed reproductions. However framing the right print can still help you achieve the perfect effect if you are trying to decorate on a budget.