How to Tell if a Painting is Real in ACNH

Identifying if a painting is real or fake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons may be a bit hard to do, as whether real painting or fake painting has the similar appearance. That’s why a lot of players find it hard to find the real one. However, you should keep finding the real painting in New Horizons, so you can donate it to the museum.

No worries! There are a bunch of tips and tricks to identify if a painting in Animal Crossing is real or fake. If you find it hard to know if a painting is real or not in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, let’s find out the explanation in our post below!

How to Tell if a Painting is Real in ACNH

Here’s How to Identify If Painting Is Real or Fake!

    • Try to zoom into the paintings

All you have to do is to try zooming the painting. This way will ease your identification of whether a painting is real or fake. However, to check all the details of it, you will be allowed to zoom into the painting before you make a purchase at Redd’s boat.

    • Compare in-game painting with the real life version

After you try to zoom into the painting and you do not still get a clue, you can try to compare the in-game painting in Animal Crossing New Horizons with the real life painting. We think it is such a great way to spot the differences easily.

If you find the obvious differences, it is totally a fake painting. So, you should not purchase the painting. You should know that a fake painting cannot be donated to the museum. If you want to donate a painting to a museum, make sure to not buy the fake one.

The only one way to spot the real life version of painting is by using Google’s reverse image search, especially if you have a screenshot of the in-game painting.

Guide to Know If a Painting is Real or Fake

We also show you a clear guide to identify all Redd’s paintings whether it is a real painting or fake painting. Here you go!

    1. Academic Painting

The Academic Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons was based on the Vitruvian Man, Leonardo Da Vinci.

    • Real: The real Academic painting has no mug stains.
    • Fake: The fake version of Academic painting has tea or coffee mug stains that you can find in the top right corner.
    1. Amazing Painting

The Amazing Painting that you can find at Redd’s boat was based on The Night Watch that was created by  Rembrant.

    • Real: The real Amazing Painting displays a figure in the black who wears a hat.
    • Fake: The fake version of Amazing Painting removes the hat worn by a figure in black in the center of the painting.
    1. Basic Painting

The Basic Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons shows The Blue Boy created by Thomas Gainsborough.

    • Real: The real Basic Painting displays a boy who has a loose bangs
    • Fake: The fake version of Basic Painting adds solid bangs over the boy’s forehead
    1. Calm Painting

Calm Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons was based on A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte that was created by  Georges-Pierre Seurat.

    • Real: The real Calm Painting shows a lot of people gathering on the beach.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for this painting
    1. Detailed Painting

The Detailed painting in New Horizons was based on the Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas, which was created by Ito Jakuchu.

    • Real: The real Detailed painting shows the blue flowers
    • Fake: The fake version of Detailed painting shows the purple flower.
    1. Dynamic Painting

The Dynamic painting in New Horizons was based on the Great Wave Off Kanagawa, created by Hokusai.

    • Real: The real Dynamic Painting shows the ocean waves.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for this painting.
    1. Common Painting

The Common Painting in New Horizons was based on The Gleaners that was created by Jean-Francois Millet.

    • Real: The real Common Painting shows three women who are harvesting their plants.
    • Fake: There is no fake version for this painting..
    1. Flowery Painting

The Flowery painting in New Horizons was inspired by the Sunflowers that was created by Vincent van Gogh.

    • Real: The real Flowery painting shows the sunflowers on the pot.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for this painting.
    1. Famous Painting

The Famous Painting in Animal Crossing New Horizons was based on Mona Lisa’s story that was created by Leonardo Da Vinci.

    • Real: The real Famous painting shows the Mona Lisa with invisible eyebrows.
    • Fake: The fake version of Famous painting shows Mona Lisa’s eyebrows which point up with a disdainful expression.
    1. Graceful Painting

The Graceful Painting in New Horizons  was based on Beauty Looking Back’s story that was created by Hishikawa Moronobu.

    • Real: The real Graceful Painting shows the top third of the canvas is empty.
    • Fake: The fake version of Graceful painting changes the top of the canvas with an image.
    1. Glowing Painting

The Glowing Painting in New Horizons was based on the Fighting Temeraire that was created by Joseph Mallord William Turner.

    • Real: The real Glowing painting shows the sunset on the beach.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for this painting.
    1.   Moody Painting

The Moody painting in New Horizons was inspired by the Sower’s story that was created by Jean-Francois Millet.

    • Real: The real Moody Painting shows a man who is running down.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version of this painting.
    1. Moving Painting

The Moving painting was inspired by The Birth of Venus’s story that was created by Sandro Botticelli.

    • Real: The real Moving painting shows four people with trees behind them.
    • Fake: The fake version of Moving painting shows the trees behind the people disappear.
    1. Jolly Painting

The Jolly painting in New Horizons was inspired by Summer’s story that was created by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

    • Real: The real Jolly Painting shows a man with a flower on his chest.
    • Fake: The fake version of Jolly painting shows the missed sprouting flower coming from the figure’s chest.
    1. Nice Painting

The Nice painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons was inspired by the Young Florist’s story that was created by Edouard Manet.

    • Real: The real Nice painting shows a boy who is blowing the flute.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for the Nice painting.
    1.  Mysterious Painting

The Mysterious painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons  was based on the Isle of the Dead’s story that was created by Arnold Bocklin.

    • Real: The real Mysterious painting shows an uninhabited island with a boat.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for the Mysterious painting.
    1.   Proper Painting

The Proper  painting in New Horizons was inspired by the story of A Bar at the Folies-Bergere that was created by Edouard Manet.

    • Real: The real Proper painting shows a young woman who is standing in front of the table.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for the Proper painting.
    1.  Perfect Painting

The Perfect painting in New Horizons was inspired by Apples and Oranges’ story that was created by Paul Cezanne.

    • Real: The real Perfect painting shows the apples and oranges in the container.
    • Fake: There’s no fake version for the Perfect painting.
    1.   Quaint Painting

The Quaint painting in New Horizons  was inspired by the Milkmaid’s story that was created by Johannes Vermeer.

    • Real: the Real Quaint painting shows low flow of milk.
    • Fake: the fake version of Quaint painting shows lots of milk pouring from the jug.
    1. Scary Painting

The Scary painting in Animal Crossing New Horizons was inspired by the Otani Oniji II story that was created by Toshusai Sharaku.

    • Real: The real Scary painting shows a man who has eyebrows with an angry frown.
    • Fake: The fake version of Scary painting shows a man with comically sad eyebrows while smiling.

There are still 10 Redd’s paintings in Animal Crossing; New Horizons that we cannot show them here.

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