#1769 (via recastconfessions)
I usually try to stay out of this Tumblr, but that is most likely the dumbest pro-recast argument I’ve heard in a while.
Da Vinci is fucking dead. As in, really fucking dead for several hundred years now. Even if he would care, nobody knows because he’s dead.
Comparing the rights of a dead artist to the ones of a living one which needs to live from the fucking sales just so you can justify your recast buying is just…well, stupid as fuck.
There were also already replicas of his picture while he was still alive, in some cases painted by his own students.
Also, to cite Wikipedia:
”Mona Lisa is considered public domain and free to be exploited, explaining its reproduction on everything from postcards to coffee mugs, with no legal repercussions.”
That would cover the part about how she is allowed as base for new creations.
The painting itself is property of France.
You really can’t compare this. Seriously, stop coming up with bullshit excuses and just admit you don’t want to save and just want everything for cheap.