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Hi Everyone,

I thought I’d show you some recent examples of a new art reproduction artist that we’re just put onto our books. Everyone meet Esther and her paintings.

This is Esther’s art reproduction of a Caravaggio painting alongside the original for you to compare and contrast. Caravaggio’s painting is entitled Saint Jerome and was thought to have been painted in 1605-6. It is now located in Galleria Borghese in Rome. To persuade you to commission a painting by Esther, she is offering you to paint you a reproduction oil painting  at 40% off the normal prices on the Fabulous Masterpieces website! A blinding deal. If you want to take advantage of this introductory offer from Esther, simply contact us with the name and title of the painting you’re after and mention that you would like Esther to paint it for you.

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The Saint Jerome replica painting is on the top, original on the bottom. Obviously the Fab Masterpieces watermark is not on the actual oil painting. Receiving 40% off this painting or any other painting you love with Esther represents great value for money!

 Second Example

Esther’s reproduction of a Klimt oil painting. Her art reproduction is on top, the original below.

Klimt paintings

Esther's replica of a Klimt painting alongside the original for you to compare it to. Again our watermark will not be painted onto your actual painting.

Third Example

Gustave Caillebotte’s Oarsmen

Gustav Caillebotte Oarsmen

Esther's reproduction oil painting of Gustave Caillebotte's Oarsmen. Her art reproduction is on top, the original below. Again the actual watermark will not be painted onto your painting.

Fourth Example

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Esther's reproduction oil painting is on top, the original below. Again the actual watermark will not be painted onto your painting.

Special 40% off deal!

Do you like what you see? If you would like to commission a fine art reproduction of your favourite painting with Esther and receive a staggering 40% off then please contact us or email Tim directly on tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. Please remember to ask for Esther when contacting us.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our art reproductions please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

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Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers (also known as Vase and Flowers),  worth £32 million was recently stolen from a Cairo museum in August 2010. It is believed to have been painted in 1887, just 3 years before the artist’s death.

Van Gogh Poppy Flowers by Fabulous Masterpieces

Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers. Oil on Canvas hand-painted by Fabulous Masterpieces. 30cm x 30cm £180. This painting, is our actual hand-painted reproduction oil painting of Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers.

According to Christie’s, Conor Jordan, Poppy Flowers is a significant painting because it represents a turning point in the artist’s painting style. “It shows him assimilating the influences of the French avant-garde after having arrived in 1886 (from Amsterdam), absorbing as much as possible the current trend of French painting.”

Funnily enough, this same Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in 1978 and was found 2 years later in Kuwait! You would have thought the museum would have learnt from that episode but apparently more than half of their security cameras had been broken for some time.

Perhaps they should purchase a replica oil painting of Poppy Flowers to avoid further embarrassment? If you would like to commission a fine art reproduction oil painting of Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers, you can do so here.

Are you a fan of Van Gogh?

You can view more of Van Gogh’s paintings here

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil paintings please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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Reproduction Oil Painting of Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice.

This is just a quick post to show you a fabulous fine art reproduction that we’ve just finished of Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice.

Canaletto’s Grand Canal was actually sold at Christie’s London for £3,849,250 on December 2nd 2008.(If you’re interested in seeing more great masterpieces that were sold at auction and what they sold for, please click here)

A customer who just loved the Canaletto painting, asked us to paint a reproduction oil painting of it in its original dimensions. After 6 weeks, it’s now ready! Take a look. I’ve put a photo of the original painting of The Grand Canal, Venice there too, to enable you to compare and contrast.

Canaletto -The Grand Canal, Venice

The Original Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice.

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice, art reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces

You can see there is so much detail in the painting that the artist had to replicate.  If you too have a favourite painting that you would like us to copy, please contact us or email us on: info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk.  To give you an idea of pricing, Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice was painted in its original dimensions 47 cm x 78.2 cm and cost £395, which includes delivery and VAT.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something, share your knowledge on Canaletto or ask a question concerning our art reproductions please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK art reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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La Grenouillere

Having just come back from Giverny, I thought I’d have to include a post on Monet having seen his wonderful gardens and house. Monet’s & Renoir’s paintings of La Grenouillere really interest me as we’ve done art reproductions of both and they’re surprisingly different.  Surprising, as they painted their paintings at the same time on the same day whilst they were together one Sunday.  La Grenouillere actually means ‘the frog pond’ and was a popular spot for young Parisians to dance and go for a swim. The round floating dock in the centre of both paintings was called ‘le camembert’ because it reminded them of the French cheese.

Monet’s La Grenouillere

Monet La Grenouillére

Monet's La Grenouillére

Renoir’s La Grenouillere

Renoir La Grenouillere

Renoir's La Grenouillere

As you can see from looking at the two paintings even though Monet and Renoir have painted the same scene, they are remarkably different.  For instance, Monet has captured two ladies in long swimming costumes, which you can’t see in Renoir’s painting.  Whilst, if you look carefully at Renoir’s La Grenouillere, he amongst other things  has managed to paint 2 dogs and a sail boat, which is not seen in Monet’s.

Art Reproduction

Fabulous Masterpieces has painted a lot of art reproductions of La Grenouillere over the years, below is an example of our Renoir La Grenouillere hand-painted in oils onto canvas.

Renoir La Grenouillere by Fabulous Masterpieces

Renoir's La Grenouillere by Fabulous Masterpieces

If you would like to purchase La Grenouillere by Renoir or Monet’s version please contact us or visit either the Monet online gallery or Renoir art reproduction page.

If you would like to know more about art reproduction, what it is, who buys them etc, visit our art reproduction question page, here.

Bye for now x

Anna

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Botticelli’s Primavera and the Birth of Venus

I’ve just left the Uffizi, the highlight for me, especially after having commissioned so many Botticelli art reproductions for people was standing in front of the monumental paintings of Botticelli’s Primavera (Spring) and The Birth of Venus.

The Primavera (c.1482) was painted for the Medici family and measures a staggering 203 cm x 314 cm.

Botticelli Primavera

Botticelli's Primavera

The Primavera must be read from right to left. So we start with Zephyrus, the light spring wind who pursues the nymph Chloris, and having catches her, endows her with the power of being able to germinate flowers. The ability transforms the nymph into Flora, the Roman goddess of Spring and flowers. Flora is the embodiment of nature and her dress is covered with the floral symbols of her role.

Botticelli's Flora

Botticelli's Flora

In the centre is Venus and above her a blindfolded cupid is shown pointing an arrow at the three graces who are dancing and celebrating spring whilst Mercury banishes the clouds from the garden.  There are many other interpretations of this painting, but as I remember from my art history days, this is the most widely accepted theory.

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus (c.1484) another big painting measuring 184.5 x 285.5 centres on the theme of Love.

Botticelli The Birth of Venus - Art Reproduction

Botticelli's The Birth of Venus - Art Reproduction Painted by Fabulous Masterpieces. Oil Painting on Canvas.

Propelled over the waves on a floating shell by Zephyrus again (god of wind), this time joined by Aura.  Venus lands ashore and is handed a flowered cloak by a young girl. Classical texts such as Homer’s Hymn to Venus and Ovid’s love poetry were the likely literary references.

Would you like a quote for a Botticelli oil painting?

If you would like a quote for a Botticelli reproduction oil painting such as The Birth of Venus or Primavera, please contact us. As with all our commissions, our Botticelli paintings are strictly made to measure, so you can choose to have your oil replica painted to the precise dimensions that is going to suit your wall space or existing frame.

Alternatively, why not visit the Botticelli online gallery?! You’ll be able to commission a fine art reproduction of any of Botticelli’s great masterpieces straight off the website.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something, share your knowledge on Botticelli or ask a question concerning our Botticelli art reproductions please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

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Caravaggio Paintings

Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) whose real name was Michelangelo Merisi (he was named after the small town where he was brought up), truly was a tremendous artist. I’ve just come back from spending three weeks in Italy, where I have been mesmerised by so many of Caravaggio’s paintings. It’s no wonder therefore that we have been asked to paint a number of art replica paintings of his great masterpieces.

We actually have 2 artists who specialise in Caravaggio paintings. Sergei and Alex. Sergei has been painting professionally for over 16 years and is our top Caravaggio artist. Below is his art reproduction of Caravaggio’s Head of Medusa. Having just seen the original in the Uffizi I can testify to how technically brilliant this reproduction oil painting is. Interestingly enough Caravaggio’s original painting is actually a wooden shield covered with painted canvas.

Caravaggio Paintings by Sergei

1. Caravaggio Paintings: Head of Medusa by Sergei for Fabulous Masterpieces

Caravaggio head of Medusa

Caravaggio's Head of Medusa by Fabulous Masterpieces (Artist - Sergei)

2. Caravaggio Paintings: Love Victorious by Sergei for Fabulous Masterpieces

The reproduction below of Caravaggio’s Love Victorious (the original Caravaggio painting is held in Berlin, Staatliche Museen) is another Caravaggio painting by Sergei. Those who believed that Caravaggio was a homosexual interpret the figure of Love in an erotic vein: the painter’s “favourite” must have posed for him with complacent licentiousness. As a matter of fact, the splayed legs hark back to a symbolic code also used by Michelangelo to signify resurrection, victory and triumph.

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Caravaggio's Love Victorious by Fabulous Masterpieces. Artist - Sergei.

3. Caravaggio Paintings: The Betrayal of Christ by Sergei for Fabulous Masterpieces

I love this painting, it may not be the happiest of subject matters, where Caravaggio focuses on the culminating moment of Judas’ betrayal but it’s just so wonderfully painted that I can’t but stop and admire it.

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Caravaggio's The Betrayal of Christ (also known as The Taking of Christ) by Fabulous Masterpieces. Artist - Sergei.

Caravaggio Paintings by Alex

Our second artist who hand-paints Caravaggio paintings is Alex. Alex has been painting for 10 years and charges roughly around 40% less than Sergei whose work you’ve just seen  above.

1. Caravaggio Paintings: Supper in Emmaus by Alex for Fabulous Masterpieces

This painting, the original, which is in our very own National Gallery (London) unmistakably demonstrates Caravaggio’s love for symbolism.  This disciple with his arms outstretched (as if to measure space) recognizes his Lord and mimes in his gesture the shape of the cross.  The basket of fruit also contains grapes and pomegranates, common symbols of Christ’s martyrdom.

Caravaggio Supper At Emmaus

Caravaggio Supper At Emmaus - Art replica by Fabulous Masterpieces. Artist - Alex.

2. Caravaggio Paintings: Sacrifice of Isaac by Alex for Fabulous Masterpieces

The Sacrifice of Isaac was actually commissioned for a customer who wanted it painted in its original dimensions 104 cm × 135 cm (41 in × 53 in). That’s quite a big painting! Does Isaac look familiar? He has actually been identified as Cecco Boneri who has appeared as a model in numerous Caravaggio paintings. I think he also looks like the main figure in Caravaggio’s Victorious Love painting above.

Caravaggio Sacrifice Of Isaac

Caravaggio Sacrifice Of Isaac, art replica painted by Alex for Fabulous Masterpieces

3.  Caravaggio Paintings:  Death of the Virgin by Alex for Fabulous Masterpieces

Another huge painting, the original dimensions measure 369 cm × 245 cm (145 in × 96 in). It’s hard to show the size of the painting in a photo as it’s still drying in the studio. Hopefully if the customer takes a photo of it, once it’s dried and is hanging in situ in his home, I’ll be able to post it on the blog and show you how it looks.

Caravaggio Death Of The Virgin

Caravaggio's Death Of The Virgin by Alex for Fabulous Masterpieces

Would you like a quote for a Caravaggio painting?

Having seen photos of the previous commissions above, if you too would like a quote for a Caravaggio painting from either Alex or Sergei (or both!), please contact us. As with all our commissions, our Caravaggio paintings are strictly made to measure, so you can choose to have your oil replica painted to the precise dimensions that is going to suit your wall space or existing frame.

We’d love to hear from you! If you have a question, something to add or would like a quick quote, please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

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Three Reasons Why We Love Camille Pissarro

We love Camille Pissarro because of his beautiful oil paintings depicting rural and urban life in France. And of course his later works which, displays an empathy for peasants and laborers.

Pissarro Landscape at Pontoise

Camille Pissarro's Landscape at Pontoise

2. We adore Camille Pissarro’s paintings of Kew gardens and not just because Kew gardens is only 10 minutes away from our office.

Camille Pissarro, Kew Gardens, Crossroads near the pond.

Pissarro’s Kew Gardens – Crossroads near the Pond.

Camille Pissarro - Church at Kew. Fine Art Reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces

Pissarro’s Church at Kew

Camille Pissarro, Kew Gardens. Fine art reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces
Pissarro’s Kew Gardens

Camille Pissarro - Kew Gardens Path between the pond and the palm
Pissarro’s Kew Gardens – Path between the Pond and the Palm House

Camille Pissarro - Kew gardens, The little greenhouse.
Pissarro’s Kew Gardens – The Little Greenhouse

You can commission a fine art replica of all of these Pissarro Painitngs  from Fabulous Masterpieces. Just follow the link http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/page49.htm

3. Camille Pissarro’s influence even reached great artists such as Cezanne and Gauguin.

Pissarro’s influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underestimated. He offered substantial contributions to Impressionist theory, exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions and although when one thinks of Impressionism Monet usually always springs to mind, Camille Pissarro was nonetheless a primary developer of Impressionist technique.

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