Wednesday, July 30, 2008



malek said...

Hi i am trying to find this original image, do you have any idea as to where i can purchase a large size with rights to use commercially?

jeronimus said...

Hi Malek
Unfortunately I don't know the titles of the original paintings, but I did find this site where Indian artists have copied the 2 paintings to sell:
All I can tell you is that they are probably Mughal and depict dervishes fakirs or sufis. Good luck.
They are wonderful paintings. They are probably in the collection of a museum somewhere, and museums often provide high res images of works, for non profit use, if you email them. Commercial rights might be harder.
If a painter makes a copy of an old painting (and there is nothing wrong with this as long as he is not trying to pass it off as the original), I think the copyright is with the modern artist, and you don't have to worry about the rights of the museum or collector who owns the original old painting, but I could be wrong.

jeronimus said...

Just to clarify - I don't mean that the copyist takes over the copyright of the original painting, but the copy is treated as a new work of art with it's own copyright.
And usually, the artist holds copyright of the image even if he sells the physical painting.