Re: A copyright question

diane fenster (
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:03:45 -0800 (PST)

>Does anyone know if I am breaking any copyright laws if I use a subject
>from an old master and sell prints of my painting. For example, my
>painting "Vincents passion"
> is based on a self
>portrait of Vincent Van Gogh.

as far as i understand you may be infringing on the copyright of the museum
that has the painting in it's collection. also if you scanned a photograph
of the image, you infringed on the copyright of the photographer that took
the photo for the museum.

if you plan on selling the work, you'd best consult a copyright lawyer for
more information.

diane fenster