Italian painters are favourite to realize painting reproductions thanks to the great artistic heritage from which they can be inspired to create their paintings. In Italy there are art schools where young people come to study from all over the world, where are taught painting techniques provenineti the great Italian artistic tradition which has a long tradition.
Painting reproductions are pictorial works painted using the techniques and the materials of the old mastersof the past. Which often rest in private collections and museums. There is a considerable business in the field because of the price of the reproductions which is often more affordable than the priceof the original work. Lots of people are interested in having a copy of a famous painting and the copy itself does not represent a problem for the original work of art: the copy gives an idea of the value of the original work and is available for everyone. The making of these paintings requires great skill and craftmanship and acute capacity of seeing and interpretating not only the "manner" of the original painter but also his emotions. They are done oil on canvas or oil on board using ancients recipes and working from photos taken from the best catalogues available. Painters are, by law, authorized to copy work of any kind if the works belong to artists that have to be dead at least by 70 years. As the sale of original works is not authorized outside the borders of every nation, painting reproductions are an alternative to them and many rich and educated patrons commissions these paintings to decorate their homes. Many artists who devoted their lives to this profession became famous and their works were often recognized as if they were originals.