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The neutral painting (うまいめいが, umaimeiga?, delicious masterpiece) is a painting that was added in New Leaf. It is available from Crazy Redd's and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. The neutral painting is a copy of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit.

In 1599, Caravaggio painted Basket of Fruit with oil on canvas. As far inspiration goes, he was asked to paint what was in front of him, and it happened to be a Basket of Fruit. This painting is famous because Caravaggio was able to bring a lifeless arrangement into a living memory (a "still life"). For those who would like to see it in person, you may find this painting at Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Neutral painting 3,920
1,960
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook

Donation to the museum

After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the painting. In New Leaf, the museum label reads:

Basket of Fruit
Caravaggio made around 1596
Oil on canvas

Caravaggio's name actually comes from the town where he grew up. He later used it as his moniker.

  • Note: Prior to New Leaf, paintings did not have visual differences between forged and genuine versions. Therefore, paintings given to Blathers were fake or authentic at random.

Authenticity

In New Leaf

The forged painting has a hole in the top left leaf, while in the genuine painting there is no hole.
Forgery
Genuine
Neutral Painting (forgery)
Int art skillful

In Happy Home Designer

After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: Basket of Fruit (Caravaggio) on Wikipedia


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