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Old 09-16-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Just curious to get people's opinions: do you think these paintings are pretty or tacky?
Leonid Afremov, oil on canvas, palette knife, buy original paintings, art, famous artists, biography, official page, online gallery, fall alley, autumn, park, landscape, trees, forest, leaf, garden, night, rain, outdoors, large artwork, fine

I want a big colorful piece of art to brighten up my very neutral dining room. I don't want to commit to anything expensive, but also don't want it to look tacky or cheap.
Personally these seem a bit tacky to me, but at the same time I can't help but love how they look, the colors are so pleasing and uplifting and I feel it would just make me happy to look at. But I don't want it to 'cheapen' our house.

Would these be considered in the same vein as Kinkade paintings we've discussed here a while ago?
And does anyone have suggestions for sources of nice colorful art, possibly abstract, that's not expensive yet not the $20 HomeGoods style, and that won't look dated in a few years?
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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Not pretty, not tacky... but cheap, and not MY style.

But if YOU like it, go for it! I fail to see how one painting you love can cheapen your house.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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I don't think so. Art is matter of taste. If you like it, and it fits with your interior, then who are we to tell you not to do it?
You should not decorate your home based on other people opinion. It's your home.
I like it too

Not sure how $3,500 painting is "cheap".
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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The link above took me to the page that said this:
Title: FAREWELL TO ANGER by Leonid Afremov

Size: 24"x36" (60cm x 90cm)

Condition: Excellent Brand New

Gallery Estimated Value: $3,500

Medium: 100% hand painted oil painiting on Canvas by Leonid Afremov - Recreation of an older painting

Signed by Leonid Afremov, Certificate of Authenticity provided.

the certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.

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Size 24"x36" (60cm x 90cm) ID: 1637
Location Boca Raton, Florida

Regular price: $650.00
Today price: $139.00


It is NOT a $3,500 gallery original.... it is a "recreation" of one.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Oh, OK.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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IMO, it is garish. BUT it is for your home, and your home should be decorated by you to please you.

Almost none of the paintings and prints I have evoke enthusiastic, positive comments. And the somewhat largish, brightly painted carved wooden statue of Shiva made in south India in the living room gets bug-eyed looks at first and then prompts sneaky, side-ways glances if people hang around.

However, I am comfortable with it all, and by all means get that painting if you like it.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Wonder that that really means though.... I never heard of a reproduction/copy/whatever being called a recreation!
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Copy of canvas oil prints or oil paintings is a replica, non-original recreation, recreation (re-creation) of original composition.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Wonder that that really means though.... I never heard of a reproduction/copy/whatever being called a recreation!
I believe it's because the artist himself is the one painting these reproductions?
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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Why are people so worried about what other people think?

It's your house! Decorate it as you please.
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