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Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/02/2020
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Blathers' Museum

Art and Sculptures

After the Museum is upgraded for the second time, you can begin to collect artwork and sculptures to submit to Blathers in the museum. You can purchase one piece from Reed per day, but there's a catch - not all of the artwork he sells is legitimate. You'll need to have a discerning eye to determine which pieces of art are genuine and which are counterfeit. This section will aid you in being able to accomplish just that.

Artwork

The artwork that can be collected and submitted to Blathers represents actual famous paintings throughout the world. To simplify these, they have been given generic names.

PieceModeled AfterWhat to Look for
Academic PaintingVitruvian Man by Leonardo da VinciLook in the upper right corner of the painting. The forgery will have a stain. The genuine will not.
Amazing PaintingThe Night Watch by Rembrandt Harmeszoon van RijnLook for the man in the front of the photo, wearing black and red. The forgery will have this man standing on the right side of a man in white (as you're looking at it). The genuine will have this man standing on the left side.
Basic PaintingThe Blue Boy by Thomas GainsboroughLook at the posture of the boy in the painting. The forgery will show the boy having both hands on his hips. The genuine will have just one hand resting on his hips.
Calm PaintingA Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges SeuratThis painting will always be genuine.
Common PaintingThe Gleaners by Jean-François MilletThis painting will always be genuine.
Detailed PaintingRooster and Hen with Hydrangeas by Itō JakuchūLook at the flowers covering most of the upper portion of the painting. The forgery will have purple flowers. The genuine will have blue.
Dynamic PaintingThe Great Wave off Kanagawa by HokusaiThis painting will always be genuine.
Famous PaintingMona Lisa by Leonardo da VinciLook at the subject's eyebrows. The forgery will have distinct eyebrows that gives the impression that the subject is angry. The genuine will have very slim eyebrows that gives the impression that the subject is rather calm.
Flowery PaintingSunflowers by Vincent van GoghThis painting will always be genuine.
Glowing PaintingThe Fighting Temeraire by Joseph M. W. TurnerThis painting will always be genuine.
Graceful PaintingBeauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu

Look at the space behind the subject's legs. The forgery will not show a stain in the space between the subject's legs and the Japanese text further to the right. The genuine will have a small brown stain in this space.

OR

Look at the subject's head. The forgery will show the subject looking forward. The genuine will show the subject looking behind her.

Jolly PaintingSummer by Giueseppe ArcimboldoLook at the subject's hands, adjacent to his neck. The forgery will not show a flower being held. The genuine will show the subject holding a flower.
Moody PaintingThe Sower by Jean-François MilletThis painting will always be genuine.
Moving PaintingThe Birth of Venus by Sandro BotticelliLook at the space behind the women on the right. The forgery will not have trees in this space. The genuine will have trees.
Mysterious PaintingIsle of the Dead by Arnold BöcklinThis painting will always be genuine.
Nice PaintingThe Fifer by Édouard ManetThis painting will always be genuine.
Perfect PaintingStill Life with Apples and Oranges by Paul CézanneThis painting will always be genuine.
Proper PaintingA Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard ManetThis painting will always be genuine.
Quaint PaintingThe Milkmaid by Johannes VermeerLook at the flow of milk coming out of the jar. The forgery will have a thick white line depicting a large flow of milk from the jar. The genuine will have a very slim white line depicting a very small flow of milk from the jar.
Scary PaintingActor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei by SharakuLook at the subject's eyebrows. The forgery will show raised eyebrows as if he were frightened. The genuine will show lowered eyebrows as if he were angry.
Scenic PaintingThe Hunters in the Snow by Pieter BreugelLook at the lower left corner of the painting. The forgery will show one person being followed by several dogs. The genuine will show three people being followed by many dogs.
Serene PaintingLady with an Ermine by Leonardo da VinciLook at the ermine being held by the woman. The fogery will show this ermine with a gray coloring on its head and neck. The genuine will show the ermine to be completely white.
Sinking PaintingOphelia by John Everett MillaisThis painting will always be genuine.
Solemn PaintingLas Meninas by Diego VelázquezLook at the man in the far back standing in the doorway. The forgery will depict this man pointing upwards. The genuine will depict this man touching the frame.
Twinkling PaintingThe Starry Night by Vincent van GoghThis painting will always be genuine.
Warm PaintingLa Maja Vestida by Francisco de GoyaThis painting will always be genuine.
Wild Painting (left)Fujin Raijin-zu by Tawaraya SōtatsuLook at the color of the subject. The forgery will be colored a dark green. The genuine will be colored white.
Wild Painting (right)Look at the color of the subject. The forgery will be colored white. The genuine will be colored a dark green.
Wistful PaintinGirl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes VermeerLook at the subject's earrings. The forgery will have a star-shaped earring visible. The genuine will have a spherical earring visible.
Worthy PaintingLiberty Leading the People by Eugène DelacroixThis painting will always be genuine.

Sculptures

Like the artwork above, there are various sculptures that can be collected and are representations of actual famous pieces.

PieceModeled AfterWhat to Look for
Ancient StatueShakōki-dogū (artist unknown)Look near the head of the sculpture. The forgery will have two antennae pointed upward on both sides of its head. The genuine will not.
Beautiful StatueVenus de Millo by Alexandros of AntiochLook at the neck of the subject. The forgery will have necklaces around the subject's neck. The genuine will not.
Familiar StatueThe Thinker by Auguste RodinThis sculpture will always be genuine.
Gallant StatueDavid by MichelangeloLook at the right hand of the subject. The forgery will show the subject holding a book in its right hand. The genuine will show the subject holding nothing.
Great StatueKing Kamehameha I by Thomas R. GouldThis sculpture will always be genuine.
Informative StatueRosetta Stone (artist unknown)Look at the color of the sculpture. The forgery will be colored blue. The genuine will be colored gray.
Motherly StatueCapitoline Wolf (artist unknown)Look at the mouth of the subject. The forgery will show the subject's tongue sticking out. The genuine will not.
Mystic StatueBust of Nefertiti by ThutmoseLook at the subject's right ear. The forgery will show an earring suspended from the subject's right ear. The genuine will not.
Robust StatueDiscobolus by Myron of EleutheraeLook at the subject's left wrist. The forgery will show some type of wrist-worn jewelry on the subject's left wrist. The genuine will not.
Rock-Head StatueOlmec Colossal Head
by Olmecs
Look at the facial expression of the subject. The forgery will show a smiling expression. The genuine will show more of a frown.
Tremendous StatueHoumuwu Ding by (artist unknown)Look at the lid of the object. The forgery will have a handle on top of the lid in the middle of the object. The genuine will not.
Valiant StatueWinged Victory of Samothrace (artist unknown)Look at the exposed leg of the subject. The forgery will show the subject's left leg in front (right leg as you're viewing it). The genuine will show the subject's right leg in front (left leg as you're viewing it).
Warrior StatueTerracotta Soldier (artist unknown)Look at the hands of the subject, down toward its feet. The forgery will show the subject holding something resembling a flat-headed shovel. The genuine will not.