With so many fine art reproductions available, especially when it comes to the well-known pieces of art, it is a hard job to choose a fine art reproductions canvas without knowing a little about the reproduction process or printing technique used in the various reproductions offered.
That counts also for The Girl Pearl Earring painting by Vermeer.
Look at these reproductions of what is maybe the most famous painting of all times, The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer – you see the differences in colour and more importantly the expression on the face.
And now look at the original work, painted by Johannes Vermeer around 1665 – 1667.
It is in the collection of The Mauritshuis in The Hague here in The Netherlands.
Now after having seen the original on the museum’s website, you would probably choose a reproduction that comes at least closer to the original in atmosphere, colour and expression like the one below (face detail only)
You can find a good comparison of available reproductions on canvas of The Girl with a Pearl Earring on this page.
The question is how to find the best quality Dutch Master painting on canvas in the price range you are looking.
To hang on your wall at home or in your office, or as a gift to your business relation or your children when setting up their very first home.
For us to be able to help you with your final choice we compare the various canvases offered by looking at the original painting. Here, around the corner in the Netherlands.
Naturally, not every painting by a Dutch master is on display in the Netherlands, but we can still look at other works by the same artist and sometimes contemporaries to get an overall idea of style, colour, and technique.
And compare the details with the canvases available.
This article gives you a basic outline of the various types of materials and techniques used in art reproduction.
Now look at these reproductions of Van Gogh’s Starry night – you see the differences in colour, right?
Which one comes closest to the original Sterrennacht, painted by Vincent van Gogh in Saint Rémy in June 1889?
Have a close look at the original painting in the collection of the Museum Of Modern Art in New York!
THERE IS MORE TO IT
Hand-painted reproduction canvases, especially of well-known paintings, have their own market value and can be considered investments on their own.
That counts less for printed canvases, although there seems to be a collectors market for those too.
This could mean that your investment in building your own art collection could turn into a profit with time. Certainly, high-quality canvases do add value to the whole collection.
And should you have any doubt whether reproductions of paintings should be subject to valuation at all, keep in mind that for instance Vermeer himself, like his father Reijnier, was also looking into ways of making money by trading works of art, some of which were reproductions and works of mass production.
In this light, you could say this genuine way of investing and trading brings us even closer to the artist’ s era.