Oil painting reproduction

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Oil painting reproductions are paintings that have been created by copying in oils an original oil painting by an artist.

Oil painting reproductions are distinct from original oil painting such as are often of interest to collectors and museums.[1] Oil painting reproduction can, however, sometimes be regarded as artworks in themselves.


The traces of oil painting reproduction are found since 16th century.[2]


Copyright issues[edit]

There are several issues related to art forgery and copyright violation that applies to the reproduction of oil paintings.[3] The copyright laws varies from country to country but in the U.S. however there is no copyright infringement that applies to a painting 70 years after the death of its artist.[4][5][6]


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  2. ^ "History of Oil Paint". Cyberlipid Center. Retrieved March 4, 2018. 
  3. ^ Schultz, Jennifer (September 21, 2010). "When It's Illegal to Photograph Artwork". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Starr, Bernard. "Must You Pay to Use Photos of Public Domain Artworks? No, Says a Legal Expert". HuffPost. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Patricia (April 24, 2012). "Art Is Long; Copyrights Can Even Be Longer". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Liptak, Adam (March 21, 2011). "Once in the Public's Hands, Now Back in Picasso's". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2015.