At work today I went out to a client’s house to perform a notarization and while I was waiting for his assistant to grab something from the other room I noticed a painting on the wall. I’m not an art afficianado, but I know enough to know it was Van Gogh’s Starry Night on the Rhone. I was rather curious if this guy (no, I won’t name names, but the vast majority of Doper’s would know who he is) actually had an original Van Gogh in his dining room, I did some Googling and found that a)the painting is in Paris at the Musée d’Orsay and b)is 72.5 x 92 cm (28.5 x 36.25 inches).
The painting (which was definetly a painting, not a print or lithograph; the brush strokes had different depths of paint, for one) I saw was about 10 x 14 inches and not in Paris, so what was it? Is there a market of smaller size painted copies of paintings? Did Van Gogh make a scale model before the full painting?