Today a sad topic came up in one of my roles at Etsy. Â I make lots of treasuries over there that feature 12 pieces from different artists there. Â There is one woman whose work I love – it is so beautiful. Today I got a note from another person saying that one of the items in my treasury was violating the copyright of old master artist. Â That person gave me link to a poster of the original work from a long dead artist.
Toys VI, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Once I saw the original (which if I had been more knowledgeable about art history I would have recognized right away), I could see the original old master was the underpinnings of the painting. The living artist altered the painting in a way that I LOVE!! It is gorgeous … I love her shop!
I have to go back and study the law again to see if I have an opinion … and if so, what it is. Â But it is not pleasant to run into!! Â Thank you for coming by!!
~ Diane Clancy
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