Description

This page offers information on how to spot Crazy Redd’s fake art. Not all artworks have a counterfeit version, so if it isn’t listed below, then you can safely assume that you’re buying the authentic art piece.

Paintings

Academic Painting

This painting is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The fake is easily
recognizable as there are significant coffee stains in the top right of the painting.

(1 of 2) The real Academic Painting looks exactly like the DaVinci piece

The real Academic Painting looks exactly like the DaVinci piece (left), and the fake has suspicious stains in the corner. (right)

Amazing Painting

This painting is inspired by Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. The fake version is a little hard to spot, but the man with the red sash has no hat in the counterfeit.

(1 of 2) The real Amazing Painting bears a striking resemblance to Rembrandt’s piece

The real Amazing Painting bears a striking resemblance to Rembrandt’s piece (left), whereas the man in the fake is missing a hat. (right)

Basic Painting

The Basic Painting is inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy. In the counterfeit piece, the boy has full bangs, whereas in the original he only has a little hair covering his forehead.

(1 of 2) In the real painting, the boy has wispy bangs

In the real painting, the boy has wispy bangs (left), but in the fake he has thicker, fuller bangs. (right)

Detailed Painting

The Detailed Painting is based on Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas by Itō Jakuchū. The counterfeit is easy to spot as the hydrangeas will be purple instead of blue.

(1 of 2) The hydrangeas on the authentic painting are blue

The hydrangeas on the authentic painting are blue (left), and they’re purple on the fake. (right)

Famous Painting

The Famous Painting is inspired by Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In the counterfeit, Mona Lisa has sharp, angular eyebrows.

(1 of 2) The real Mona Lisa has no eyebrows

The real Mona Lisa has no eyebrows (left), but the fake Mona Lisa has sharp brows. (right)

Graceful Painting

The Graceful Painting is inspired by Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu. The counterfeit piece is recognisable because the woman is larger and takes up more of the painting than the woman in the authentic piece.

(1 of 2) The real painting shows a smaller lady

The real painting shows a smaller lady (left), whilst the fake lady is bigger! (right)

Jolly Painting

The Jolly Painting is inspired by Guiseppe Arcimboldo’s Summmer. The counterfeit version is quite a good one as the only difference is a missing artichoke bud on the person’s chest.

(1 of 2) The real Jolly Painting has an artichoke bud on the person’s chest

The real Jolly Painting has an artichoke bud on the person’s chest (left), whilst the fake has no bud. (right)

Moving Painting

The Moving Painting is based on The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The fake is recognizable by its lack of trees in the background of the painting.

(1 of 2) The real Moving Painting has trees

The real Moving Painting has trees (left), whilst the counterfeit does not. (right)

Quaint Painting

The Quaint Painting is based on The Milk Maid by Johannes Vermeer. The counterfeit piece is distinguishable by giant glug of milk coming from the maid’s jug. The authentic painting only has a small drip of milk coming out of the jug.

(1 of 2) Notice the small stream of milk in the real painting

Notice the small stream of milk in the real painting (left), versus the counterfeit’s wide glug of milk. (right)

Scary Painting

The Scary Painting is based on Ōtani Onji the 3rd as Yakko Edobei BY Toshusai Sharaku. The fake is recognizable because of the upturned, sad eyebrows, whilst the authentic painting shows a man with angry eyebrows.

(1 of 2) The eyebrows in the authentic painting are downturned

The eyebrows in the authentic painting are downturned (left), whilst the counterfeit’s eyebrows are upturned. (right)

Serene Painting

The Serene Painting is inspired by Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine. In the fake version, the ermine (ferret) is grey, whilst in the authentic piece, it is white.

(1 of 2) The ferret is white in the real painting

The ferret is white in the real painting (left), but it is grey in the fake version. (right)

Solemn Painting

This painting is based on Las Meninas by Diego Velaquez. In the fake painting, the small man in the painting in the background has his arm raised higher than in the authentic version. This is a tricky one to spot, so using these pictures as a comparison to a version in your game is advised.

(1 of 2) Observe the man in the painting in the back ground, his arm is at a 90 degree angle

Observe the man in the painting in the back ground, his arm is at a 90 degree angle (left), whilst the man’s arm in the fake is at a 45 degree angle and is higher up. (right)

Wistful Painting

This painting is inspired by Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. In the counterfeit, the earring is star-shaped and not a pearl earring. There is also another fake where the woman’s eyes are closed.

(1 of 2) The earring is a pearl earring in the authentic version

The earring is a pearl earring in the authentic version (left), whilst in the fake, the earring is star-shaped. (right)

Scultpures

Ancient Statue

The Ancient Statue is based on the Jomon period “Dogu” sculpture. The fake figure has antennae whilst the authentic does not.

(1 of 2) The real sculpture does not antennae

The real sculpture does not antennae (left), but the counterfeit does! (right)

Beautiful Statue

The Beautiful Statue is based on Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch. The counterfeit version has a set of necklaces, where the authentic one does not.

(1 of 2) The real Beautiful Statue has no necklaces

The real Beautiful Statue has no necklaces (left), but the fake does. (right)

Gallant Statue

The Gallant Statue is inspired by Michelangelo’s David. The fake version is holding a book, whilst the authentic one does not have a book.

(1 of 2) The real statue is not holding a book

The real statue is not holding a book (left), but the fake one is. (right)

Informative Statue

The Informative Statue is based on the Rosetta Stone. The fake one is very easy to spot as it is bright cyan blue instead of standard grey stone.

(1 of 2) The real Informative Statue is grey rock

The real Informative Statue is grey rock (left), whilst the fake is bright blue. (right)

Motherly Statue

This statue is based on the Captoline Wolf. The counterfeit statue has a tongue sticking out of the mouth, but this is not the case in the authentic statue.

Mystic Statue

The Mystic Statue is based on the Bust of Nefertiti by Thutmose. The fake statue has a long earring but the authentic sculpture does not.

(1 of 2) The real sculpture has no long earrings

The real sculpture has no long earrings (left), but the counterfeit sculpture has one long earring. (right)

Robust Statue

This sculpture is based on Discobolus. The fake statue is wearing a watch on the right arm, but this does not feature on the authentic statue.

(1 of 2) The real statue does not have a watch

The real statue does not have a watch (left), but the fake one does. (right)

Rock-Head Statue

The Rock-Head Statue is based on Olmec Colossal Head. The fake is distinguishable by its smile. The authentic statue is not smiling.

(1 of 2) The real sculpture has a straight face

The real sculpture has a straight face (left), but the fake is smiling. (right)

Tremendous Statue

Tremendous Statue is inspired by Houmuwu Ding. The counterfeit statue will have a lid with a handle on the top, but the authentic is open at the top.

(1 of 2) The Tremendous Statue is open at the top

The Tremendous Statue is open at the top (left), but the counterfeit has a lid with a handle! (right)

Valiant Statue

This statue is inspired by Nike of Samothrace. In the authentic version, the right leg forward, but in the fake the left leg is forward.

(1 of 2) The right leg is forward in the authentic statue

The right leg is forward in the authentic statue (left), but the fake has the left leg forward. (right)

Warrior Statue

This statue is inspired by the Terracotta Warrior. The fake version is holding a shovel, but the authentic statue doesn’t hold anything.

(1 of 2) The real Warrior Statue doesn’t hold anything

The real Warrior Statue doesn’t hold anything (left), but the fake is holding a shovel. (right)

Wild Painting (Left Half)

The Wild Painting is inspired by the Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu. In the fake left half, the beast is green instead of white. Make sure you pay attention to which side you’re looking at!

(1 of 2) The real LEFT half has a white beast

The real LEFT half has a white beast (left), but the fake has a green beast. (right)

Wild Painting (Right Half)

The Wild Painting is inspired by the Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu. In the fake right half, the beast is white instead of green. Make sure you pay attention to which side you’re looking at!

(1 of 2) The real RIGHT half has a green beast

The real RIGHT half has a green beast (left), but the fake has a white beast. (right)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    14 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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