Once a visitor told me that my apartment looks like a little museum or curiosity cabinet. I liked the comparison as I feel it resembles my personality. A home filled with treasures from afar, personal items, and thrifted goodies – that is my home indeed. I also love art on the walls. Sometimes it happens that I discover a great piece of art in a museum or exhibition and wish I could have it at home too – as an original painting, ha! I know that is impossible. But I am also not always happy to live with a framed poster of a famous painting. So I was looking for an alternative. That is how I stumbled upon Kunstkopie.de (find the US, UK, and EU source at the end of the blog post). Let me tell you more!
A few years ago I visited an exhibit of bohemian paintings in the Grand Palais in Paris. I discovered one painting that I never saw before but I was instantly enchanted. I gazed at it and when I got closer to read the description I was stunned: it was a painting by Charles Landelle from 1872. But the most stunning part was its title: Jeune bohémien serbe. The young Serbian bohemian. I am of Serbian descent and I am bohemian in my soul so it almost felt like this is me (ok we do not resemble a lot but still). I bought a small postcard and framed it – ever since it is hanging above my bar cart. But I dreamt of having this portrait as a big oil painting. And this was made possible by Kunstkopie.de.
Kunstkopie.de is a great source for art at home. Of course you can order art prints framed or unframed to decorate your home. But what I really liked was their service for real paintings. Original and famous pieces of art are painted brushstroke by brushstroke by young artists – with real oil paint on canvases. If you wonder now: No you are not buying an art forgery! Instead it is a legitimate art copy that differs in small details from the original. Additionally, it does not have the patina of old portraits. However, you get a museum quality piece of art for your home at an affordable price tag! Now this was definitely a great solution for me!
Ordering an art copy takes some time. The artist needs to work on the piece of art for several weeks. I also opted for an adequate framing – a golden frame was just humble enough for this glorious painting, don’t you agree? Additionally, I think it looks really fabulous on my dark grey wall. What do you think about the result? Would you consider an art copy for your home too? And if so, which painting would you like in your home? I am curious!
Find them also on Art Prints on Demand (in the USA), My Art Prints (in the UK), and My Art Prints (EU). And I saved the best for last: With the promo code HAPPYART you will get 20% off the entire range of products until October 31, 2018! Happy shopping & decorating!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic