Commonly Asked Questions

1. What are reproductions?
2. Does the reproduction look exactly like the original?
3. Does the reproduction look exactly like the picture on this web page?
4. Why would I buy a reproduction?
5. How long will I have to wait for my painting?
6. What precautions are taken to ship the painting safely to the customer?

1. What are reproductions?

Reproductions have long been part of art history. The reproduction of admired artworks has been a marvelous source of learning and inspiration for many of today's well known artists. As Renoir observed, 'It is in the museum that one must learn to paint'. Under the instruction of established artists, painters like Manet, Renoir, Degas,...etc. developed their techniques through copying the production of existing artworks in museum's galleries like the Louvre in Paris.

None of our artists use mechanical means to produce their work. All pieces are uniquely handmade by professional artists whose goal it is to make the reproduction as identical to the original as humanly possible. The artists not only use traditional artists' techniques, but they specialize in using the original master's technique.


2. Does the reproduction look exactly like the original?

Again, reproductions are painted by human painters, not by computers or any other mechanical means. Therefore, there might by slight differences, and no painting is 100% identical to another. However, our paintings are of museum quality and as similar as humanly possible to the original artwork. Generally, most people will not know the difference unless the original is placed right next to it.


3. Does the reproduction look exactly like the picture on this web page?

The pictures on this web page are photographs of the original paintings. The reproduction artists strive to come as close to the original as posible, but there will always be slight differences, as well as color variations between the photographs shown and the actual reproductions sold.


4. Why would I buy a reproduction?

Most of us cannot afford an original Van Gogh. Most of us can, indeed afford a Van Gogh oil reproduction. Reproductions are an opportunity for the general public to actually see and even own some of the otherwise unaffordable and often safely stored away art masterpieces. A great many of the paintings hanging in museums around the world are reproductions. Whether it is a Monet in your living room that helps to educate and expose your children to art, or it is a Van Gogh in your office's reception area, these hand painted master pieces will not only draw great attention, but they will add sophistication to your walls and rooms.


5. How long will I have to wait for my painting?

There are simply too many paintings in too many sizes for us to stock a great number of these reproductions, although the ones found in our Stock Paintings area are usually in stock and available for shipping within 5-7 days. These paintings must be painted, cured, and shipped from our studio in China. This process normally takes about 30 days, but you should allow 40 to be safe. If there is a problem whereby we cannot ship to you within that timeframe, we will contact you and inform you of the delivery date. If you live outside the USA, please contact us at 661-393-1997 for shipping time and additional shipping costs


6. What precautions are taken to ship the painting safely to the customer?

All reproductions are painted on canvas, cured, and then rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube-like container. We recommend that you have the canvas stretched as soon as possible after you receive it. Framing can then be done at your leisure.