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ACNH Art: Real vs. Fake (Unofficial)

A guide to purchasing authentic art from Redd - Sourceful

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ARTWORK IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS






Artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A Guide to Purchasing Authentic Art from Redd

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As of version 1.2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Crazy Redd has made his return from his tent in previous Animal Crossing games to the shores of players’ islands. Redd carries artwork and furniture on his boat, “Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler,” which docks on the shore of the secret beach. The secret beach can be located behind the cliffs on the north end of players’ island. When Redd visits players’ islands, he will carry four pieces of art and two pieces of furniture on his boat. Of the four pieces of art on display, only one can be purchased daily. Once the purchase has been made, the item can be received in the mail the following day.



Like in past games, Redd will sell genuine and forged artwork. Typically, Redd will sell one authentic work of art of the four works of art available for purchase. However, it is possible that all four items are forged, or more than one item is authentic. Genuine artwork can be donated to the Museum. Forged art cannot be donated to the Museum, nor sold to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny. They must be disposed of using furniture that can dispose of trash, displayed anywhere on the island, or displayed within players’ homes.



This unofficial guide will help players distinguish between authentic and forged works of art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons[1]. Each forgery will have at least one visible distinction from the genuine work of art. There are a total of 43 works of art to find and donate to the Museum. All 43 artworks are based on real world paintings and sculptures. Below is the alphabetized list of artwork Redd sells, the real life artwork each item in the game is based on, and the difference(s) between the real and fake works of art in game.



















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Authentic Artwork

Of the 43 pieces of art Redd sells, 16 of them will always be authentic and do not have a fake version. They are as follows:

Paintings

1. Calm Painting

2. Common Painting

3. Dynamic Painting

4. Flowery Painting

5. Glowing Painting

6. Moody Painting

7. Mysterious Painting

8. Nice Painting

9. Perfect Painting

10. Proper Painting

11. Sinking Painting

12. Twinkling Painting

13. Warm Painting

14. Worthy Painting

Statues

15. Familiar Statue

16. Great Statue



Throughout the rest of this guide, each of the above artworks will be highlighted in green.

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Paintings

Item

Name

Real

Fake

Difference(s)

academic painting

Vitruvian Man

da Vinci



There is a coffee cup stain on the top right corner of the fake painting. This stain is missing in the real version.

amazing painting

The Night Watch

Rembrandt



The man wearing the red scarf in the middle of the fake painting is not wearing a hat. The man is wearing a black hat in the real one.

basic painting

The Blue Boy

Gainsborough



When looking at the boy’s haircut, the boy has fuller and blunter bangs in the fake painting. The boy has a slight part on his right side in the real one.

calm painting

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Seurat





This will always be authentic.

common painting

The Gleaners

Millet





This will always be authentic.

detailed painting

Ajisai Sōkeizu

Jakuchū



The fake painting has purple flowers, while the real one has blue flowers.

dynamic painting

Great Wave off Kanagawa

Hokusai



This will always be authentic.

famous painting

Mona Lisa

da Vinci



The woman has arched eyebrows in the fake painting. The woman in the real painting has fainter and straighter eyebrows.

flowery painting

Sunflowers

van Gogh



This will always be authentic.

glowing painting

The Fighting Temeraire

Turner



This will always be authentic.

graceful painting

Beauty Looking Back

Moronobu





In the real painting, a small piece of the woman’s white collar peeks through the back of her hair. In the fake one, this piece of her collar is missing.

jolly painting

Summer

Arcimboldo





In the real painting, there is a flower coming from the person’s chest in the bottom right corner. In the fake one, this flower is missing.

moody painting

The Sower

Millet



This will always be authentic.

moving painting

The Birth of Venus

Botticelli



In the real painting, there are trees in the upper right corner. In the fake painting, these trees are missing and there are flowers in the upper right corner instead.

mysterious painting

Isle of the Dead

Böcklin



This will always be authentic.

nice painting

Young Flautist

Manet



This will always be authentic.

perfect painting

Apples and Oranges

Cézanne





This will always be authentic.

proper painting

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

Manet





This will always be authentic.

quaint painting

The Milkmaid

Vermeer



In the fake painting, the mouth of the container of milk is wide, while it is narrow in the real one. The amount of milk being poured out in the fake painting is greater than the amount being poured out in the real painting.

scary painting

Otani Oniji II

Sharaku





In the fake painting, the man’s eyebrows are downturned and make him look sad. In the real painting, the man’s eyebrows are upturned and make him look angry.

scenic painting

The Hunters in the Snow

Bruegel





In the fake painting, there is only one hunter in the bottom left corner. In the real painting, there are two hunters in the bottom left corner.

serene painting

Lady with an Ermine

da Vinci





The lady in the fake painting is holding a gray and white ervine, while the lady in the real painting is holding a fully white ervine.

sinking painting

Ophelia

Millais



This will always be genuine.

solemn painting

Las Meninas

Velasquez





When looking at the man in the doorway in the background of the fake painting, the man appears to be waving and has his right hand out. In the real painting, the man’s right hand is behind, or holding, the curtain.

twinkling painting

Starry Night

van Gogh



This will always be genuine.

warm painting

The Clothed Maja

Goya



This will always be genuine.

wild painting (left)

Fūjin[2] And Raijin

“Wind God and Thunder God”

Sōtatsu



The figure is dark green in the fake one, while it is white in the real one.

wild painting (right)

Fūjin And Raijin[3]

“Wind God and Thunder God”

Sōtatsu



The figure is white in the fake one, while it is dark green in the real one.

wistful painting

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Vermeer



In the fake painting, the girl’s earring is star-shaped, while the earring is pearl-shaped in the real one.

worthy painting

Liberty Leading the People

Delacroix



This will always be genuine.

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Statues

Item

Name

Real

Fake

Difference(s)

ancient statue

Dogū

Unknown



The fake statue has two antennae coming out of its ears, while the real one does not.

beautiful statue

Venus de Milo

Unknown



The fake statue is wearing three necklaces, while the real one is wearing none.

familiar statue

The Thinker

Rodin



This will always be authentic.

gallant statue

David

Michelangelo



The fake statue is carrying a book under his right arm. The real one is not.

great statue

King Kamehameha I

Gould



This will always be authentic.

informative statue

Rosetta Stone

Unknown



The fake stone is blue, while the real one is gray.

motherly statue

Capitoline Wolf

Unknown



The fake statue has its tongue sticking out, while the real one does not.

mystic statue

Bust of Nefertiti

Thutmose





The fake bust has an earring on its right ear. The real one is not wearing earrings.

robust statue

Discobolus of Myron

Unknown





The fake statue is wearing a watch on the arm holding the disc, while the real one is not.

rock-head statue

Olmec Colossal Head by Unknown



The fake head is smiling, with the corners of its lips upturned. The real one has a more neutral expression.

tremendous statue

Houmuwu Ding by Unknown



The fake statue has a lid on it, while the real one does not.

valiant statue

Nike of Samothrace

Unknown



In the real one, Nike’s right leg is in front of her left leg. In the fake one, it is the opposite and her left leg appears bare.



The pleat below her bust in the fake one is higher on her left side than it is on her right side. In the real one, it is the opposite.



It appears the fake and real statues are mirror images of each other.

warrior statue

Terracotta Soldier

Unknown



The fake soldier is holding a shovel. In the real one, the soldier is not holding a shovel and is grasping his left wrist with his right hand.


References

AbdallahSmash026

Acadiaa

Animal Crossing World

Eddie Lehecka

GameWith

Sara Mei Wayne







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[1] Please note, the differences between authentic and forged works of art are not the same as they were in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

[2] When both sides of the wild painting are put together, Fūjin should be the dark green figure on the right side of the painting.

[3] When both sides of the wild painting are put together, Raijin should be the white figure on the left side of the painting.

ACNH Art: Real vs. Fake (Unofficial)
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Published 18/05/2020, 23:58:50

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