How to distinguish between hand painted oil paintings and print ?
By SunBirdArts May 13th, 2009 149 views
How to distinguish between hand painted oil paintings and print ?
Oil painting, as a traditional art form, has the characteristics of handcrafting and is increasingly loved by people. However, due to technological advancements and market demand, printed matter has gradually emerged in the oil painting market, causing confusion for consumers. Therefore, it is worth noting how to distinguish between hand painted  oil paintings and printed materials when purchasing oil paintings.

1、 Appearance

There is a clear difference in appearance between hand painted oil paintings and printed works. Hand painted oil painting has the touch of a painter's pen, and the surface of the oil painting will have brush marks, allowing you to see the details and textures created by the painter with paint; The printed matter is flat. In addition, hand painted oil painting have bright colors and strong glossiness, while printed materials have some light colors and even color differences.

2、 Production materials

The materials used for making hand painted oil paintings and printed materials also differ. Hand painted  oil paintings generally use oil paint and canvas, while printed materials are printed using high-definition printers and heat transfer technology to transfer images onto the canvas. Therefore, hand painted oil paintings have a better texture and are genuine handicrafts, while printed products are processed by machines.

3、 Back identification

Some handicrafts have markings on the back indicating the artist's signature, production year, and work name, which is a characteristic of hand painted oil paintings. And printed materials are difficult to see these markings. In addition, hand painted oil paintings usually have some cloth strips fixed to the frame, while printed materials will have wooden boards reinforced on the back.

4、 Price

The prices of hand painted oil paintings and printed materials also differ. Hand painted oil painting is relatively complex and requires a lot of time and effort, so its price is relatively expensive. Printed materials can be processed quickly and in large quantities by machines, making them relatively inexpensive.

Finally, when purchasing oil paintings, people should try to choose genuine hand painted oil paintings as they have collectible and artistic value, while printed materials have almost no collectible value. How to distinguish between hand painted oil paintings and printed materials should be judged through their appearance, production materials, back markings, and price.
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