"It's funny when you think about it but the art world is built on copying. However, unlike plagiarism in journalism or literature, copying master drawings is something many artists have incorporate into their studies for centuries because it is an excellent way to study and evaluate incredible artwork.
It was a widespread method during the 16th and 17th centuries, and allows artists now and then to demonstrate their growing ability to draw and render, or to create an homage honoring a revered artistic."
Courtesy the Artist Daily.
I watched a documentary on Picasso the other day, he was deeply influenced by many of the 15th century Dutch Masters. He was greatly influenced by Cezanne.
Van Gogh was a master at using the art of another artist.
"The profound influence of the work of Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) upon Vincent van Gogh cannot be overstated. One can find many interesting and diverse influences which play a part in Van Gogh and his art. These even extend into other media such as literature (Van Gogh had a great respect for the works of Charles Dickens and their focus on the working class). While Van Gogh admired and studied the works of many artists including Rembrandt and Doré, none even begin to compare to the tremendous impact of Jean-François Millet’s works upon Van Gogh’s” wiki
Rembrant even put his name to some of his students work who were instructed to copy his style.
So with all the unpleasant Copyright stuff going on… I'm taking control and printing my own book and fabric.