Claude Monet, "Impression, Sunrise," 1872; Musée Marmottan, Paris.
The blue-tinted version below is very popular, despite the fact that it varies significantly from the original. Unfortunately, a commercial reproduction often gets more exposure than the real thing, due to mass advertising in the online marketplace, and the common practice of making copies from other reproductions, rather than from firsthand sources. Sometimes modern versions become so widely known that they become the standard rather than being recognized as newly created updates. It almost amounts to fake facts at that point, and unfortunately it's very hard to shake people's belief in the manipulated copies they've come to see as authentic.
Altered version of a painting by Claude Monet.
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