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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
I'm not sure a picture is worth a thousand words一圖勝千語. But why do some pictures sell for millions and others that seem identical一模一樣的 go for just a few dollars? Since February, the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London has hung a fake 假畫among its permanent collection of 270 Old Masters. Maybe we should call it a tribute Old Master - a hand-painted, unapologetic毫無悔意或是膽怯的, stroke-for-stroke copy複製畫 of a great painting, produced at the Meishing Oil Painting Manufacture Company - one of many art factories in China where hundreds of artists have given their technical skills技法 - that words seems earned真是有本事來著(技法高超) - make exact oil-painted copies of Monets莫內, Matisses馬諦斯, Picassos畢卡索 and other masterpieces大師作品. The Gallery invited visitors to detect找出the knock-off 假貨appearing among masterpieces. Nearly 3,000 people cast votes - only 347 guessed correctly. The replica Old Master was an imitation Jean-Honore Fragonard painting, "Young Woman," an 18th century portrait of a young woman who has dark brown hair tied loosely綁的鬆鬆的(馬尾)頭髮 and kind brown eyes.
The last time a Fragonard came up for action被拿出來拍賣, it sold for $28 million. This replica Fragonard was painted-to-order透過客戶下單的方式特別繪製的 in China and sold for a little over a $100. Try to buy even a good pair of shoes for that price這個價錢可能連一雙好鞋子都買不到. But does imitating an original so cheaply make the original seem less valuable? I was prepared to be outraged生氣/不滿 when I logged into the websites上相關網站of a few of the Chinese art factories中國的仿古藝術工廠. Instead, I came close to幾乎/快要 ordering replicas of Hopper's美國當代畫家 "Nighthawks" and Caillebotte's法國畫家 "Paris: A Rainy Day" because I love looking deeply into both paintings and art prints can look flat印刷複製品視覺效果太平了. I imagine what it would be like to hang a Seurat法國畫家 over our cat's food bowl and tell visitors, "she thinks Renoir painted too many dogs." The replica could even be a reminder that real originality真正的藝術與創意 - I won't try to stretch the word genius我不會濫用天才這個字眼 - isn't only the skills to paint with color, words or notes, but to see something no one else does, and help it come alive.真正的畫家不只是技法傳神，更重要的是能看到他人無法看見的，並賦予這些觀察生命。