The Art Forger Symbols & Objects

B. A. Shapiro
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Reproductions

Reproductions symbolize in this novel that impersonating someone else can still reveal great talent, although not talent living up to it's full potential.

Reproductions of masterworks are created by Claire for Reproductions.com for a living. These reproductions are the only way that Claire can keep a tenuous foot in the art world while making money and being able to produce her own original, but ignored artwork. Claire is mocked and derided for her reproductions, but they are of such a high quality and caliber that they are noticed by Markel, which in turn leads him to offer Claire the After the Bath forgery job.

After the Bath

The After the Bath painting in this novel symbolizes how difficult is sometimes is to tell what is true and what is fake.

After the Bath is a painting by Edgar Degas in the realist style, and is...

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