Crazy Redd's Paintings and Works of Art


To complete your museum, you have to buy paintings and works of art from Crazy Redd. But some of the works of art that he sells are fakes, which Blathers won't accept. How do you tell the real from the fake? This article explains how.

Buying Art

One day a week in your town, Crazy Redd will have a tent in the town square, near your town tree. He sells four works of art. Examine the item that you want to buy. He won't give it to you right away. Instead, he mails it to you the next day. Choose carefully! Once you buy, you can't change your mind and switch to a different item!

Telling the Real from the Fake

Crazy Redd sometimes sells fake artworks that are cheap imitations of the real thing. Blathers won't accept fakes for the museum, so you should do your best to avoid being fooled. How do you tell the difference? Each art work is based on a real work of art from the real world. Redd's fakes always have a visible difference from the real thing. Below is a list of the differences that will tell you if you're buying genuine or fake art, along with a picture of the real work of art for you to compare.

Picture of Real Art Title and Artist How to Spot the Fake
Great Wave off Kanagawa
Hokusai
In the fake, Mt. Fuji is very large and takes up most of the space under the wave. If Mt. Fuji is small, it's genuine.
Las Meninas
Diego Velasquez
If the blonde girl is twice as tall as the girl to the left, it's fake. If the blonde girl is close to the same height as the girl to the left, it's genuine.
The Milkmaid
Johannes Vermeer
If she is not wearing a hat, it's fake. If she is wearing a white hat, it's genuine.
The Blue Boy
Thomas Gainsborough
If both of his arms are bent at his sides, it's fake. If only one of his arms is bent, it's genuine.
Mona Lisa
Leonardo Da Vinci
If her fingers are pointing to the bottom left corner of the picture, it's fake. If her fingers are pointing to the bottom right corner of the picture, it's genuine.
Apples and Oranges
Paul Cézanne
This painting is always genuine.
The Night Watch
Rembrandt
If the man in white is on the left and the man in black is on the right, it's fake. If the man in white is on the right and the man in black is on the left, it's genuine.
Young Flautist
Édouard Manet
This painting is always genuine.
The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli
The fake has an upside-down shell.
The Gleaners
Jean-François Millet
This painting is always genuine.
Sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh
This painting is always genuine.
The Clothed Maja
Francisco Goya
This painting is always genuine.
Summer
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
If the nose is made of a carrot and has green leaves hanging down, it's fake. If the nose is made of a green vegetable, it's genuine.
Arearea
Paul Gaugin
This painting is always genuine.
Otani Oniji II
Tōshūsai Sharaku
If he is only pointing one finger of each hand, it's fake. If he has all fingers sticking out, it's genuine.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Édouard Manet
This painting is always genuine.
Basket of Fruit
Caravaggio
If the big green leaf on the top left has a hole in it from being eaten by insects, it's fake. If there is no hole made by insects in the big green leaf, it's genuine.
Liberty Leading the People
Eugène Delacroix
This painting is always genuine.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges-Pierre Seurat
This painting is always genuine.
The Sower
Jean-François Millet
This painting is always genuine.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer
If her hat is red, it's fake. If her hat is blue, it's genuine.
Lady with an Ermine
Leonardo Da Vinci
If she is holding a fluffy white cat, it's fake. If she is holding a skinny white ermine, it's genuine.
The Hunters in the Snow
Pieter Bruegel
This painting is always genuine.
Wind God and Thunder God
Tawaraya Sotatsu
If the dark one is on the left and the light one is on the right, it's fake. If the light one is on the left and the dark one is on the right, it's genuine.
Beauty Looking Back
Hishikawa Moronobu
If she is looking to the left, it's fake. If she is looking to the right, it's genuine.
Venus de Milo
Unknown
If she has long hair down to her shoulders, it's fake. If her hair only goes down to cover her ears, it's genuine.
Nike of Samothrace
Unknown
If it has bat wings, it's fake. If it has feathery angel wings, it's genuine.
David
Michaelangelo
If there is cloth hanging down his right shoulder, it's fake. If his right shoulder is bare, it's genuine.
Discobolus of Myron
Unknown
If he is holding an object that has bumps on it, it's fake. If he is holding a smooth disc, it's genuine.
King Kamehameha I
Thomas R. Gould
If his fingers are pointing straight out, it's fake. If his fingers are pointing upward, it's genuine.
Bust of Nefertiti
Thutmose
If her hat is spherical, it's fake. If her hat is cylindrical, it's genuine.
Dogū
Unknown
If its eyes are open, it's fake. If its eyes are closed, it's genuine.
Captoline Wolf
Unknown
If there is only one child below the wolf, it's fake. If there are two children, it's genuine.




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