How to Tell If Redd Is Selling a Fake

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When you play the Nintendo Game – Animal Crossing, you will meet Redd and become an art collector. The first painting you buy is always real, but afterward, you need to determine whether or not Redd is selling a fake. Redd sells both paintings and statues, and many of them can be forgeries. Read on to determine how to know if Redd is selling a fake.

Learn the Real Life Names

Each of the pieces of art in New Horizons is based on a real piece of art. However, the game versions will have a different name. You need to become familiar with the real life pieces of art so that you can tell the difference. The fakes will have a detail changed. If you know what the original art looks like, you will be able to spot the fake. Take a look at these painting names:

  • Academic Painting: Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Amazing Painting: The Night Watch by Rembrandt
  • Basic Painting: The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough
  • Calm Painting: A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
  • Common Painting: The Gleaners by jean-Francois Millet
  • Detailed Painting: Rooster and hen with Hydrangeas by Ito Jakuchu
  • Dynamic Painting: Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai
  • Famous Painting: The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Flowery Painting: Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Glowing Painting: The Fighting Temeraire by Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Graceful Painting: Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu
  • Jolly Painting: Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Moody Painting: The Sower by Jean-Francois Millet
  • Moving Painting: The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
  • Mysterious Painting: Isle of the Dead by Arnold Bocklin
  • Nice Painting: Young Flautist of The Fifer by Edouard Manet
  • Perfect Painting: Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne
  • Proper Painting: A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet
  • Quaint Painting: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer
  • Scary Painting: Otani Oniji III as the Manservant Edobei by Toshusai Sharaku
  • Scenic Painting: The Snow by Peiter Bruegel
  • Serene Painting: Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Sinking Painting: Ophelia by John Everett Millais
  • Solumn Painting: Las Meninas by Diego Velasquesz
  • Twinkling Painting: The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Warm Painting: The Clothed Maja by Francisco De Goya
  • Wild Painting Left Half: Wind God and Thunder God by Tawaraya Sotatsu
  • Wistful Painting: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
  • Worthy Painting: Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix

These are all of the paintings, and knowing the real names of the art will help you to find the differences in the fakes.

Know What Differences to Look for

Some of the paintings do not have a fake version, so you can safely buy them without any questions. This list is the paintings with fake versions so that you know what to look for:

  • Academic Painting: Mug stain in the upper right corner
  • Amazing Painting: The man in the center is missing his hat
  • Basic Painting: The boy’s hair is different
  • Detailed Painting: The flowers are purple in the fake
  • Famous Painting: Eyebrows are different
  • Graceful Painting: The woman is larger and covers more of the canvas
  • Jolly Painting: No flower on the man’s chest in the fake
  • Moving Painting: The trees are missing in the fake
  • Quaint Painting: More milk comes out of the pitcher in the fake
  • Scary Painting: The eyebrows are different
  • Scenic Painting: There are dogs and men missing in the fake
  • Serene Painting: The ermine is darker and has a mask over eyes in the fake
  • Solumn Painting: The main has his arm up
  • Wild painting: The right half is green and the left is white in the fake
  • Wistful Painting: The earring is star shaped in the fake

The same will apply to the statues. Look for the minor differences, and you will be able to spot the fakes. This is the best way to know when Redd is trying to sell you a forgery.

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