Art

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For the collection of art-related items in Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf, see Art (category).
Various works of art on display in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Art in the Animal Crossing series refers to furniture such as paintings and sculptures that are based on real-life works of art. Paintings appear in every game and can be placed in a house as decoration, or, beginning in Animal Crossing, donated to the art wing of the museum. Sculptures are introduced in New Leaf, and serve a similar function. In Wild World and subsequent games, there is a chance for a painting or sculpture to be a forgery. Forged artwork are less valuable than genuine pieces, and forgeries cannot be donated to the museum.

In most games, art can be bought in one of two locations: either at Tom Nook's store or from Redd. Prior to New Leaf, they appear infrequently at Tom Nook's store as spotlight items and are guaranteed to be authentic. Paintings are stocked more frequently at Crazy Redd's; there is always one painting in his original stock of three items. However, Redd's paintings are more expensive (costing 3,920 Bells) and there is a chance for it to be counterfeit. Villagers frequently speak of Redd's illicit dealings, some having even bought a painting and having it identified as a fake later, much to their dismay. If a villager mentions having bought a fake painting, it means that the painting at the moment in stock at Crazy Redd's is fake.

All artwork items in the Animal Crossing series are based on artwork in the real world, such as paintings resembling Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, or Klimt's The Kiss, and sculptures resembling Michelangelo's David. No items use real-world names, instead being named with an adjective followed by Painting or Statue.[nb 1] Such examples are the Worthy Painting, Flowery Painting, and the Mystic Statue.

After being bought, artwork may be donated to the museum by speaking to the curator, Blathers. Donations can be made unless the same work of art is already on display or is forged. Accepted art will be added to the gallery in the museum with a corresponding title and name of the player who donated it. If the artwork is forged, Blathers will identify it as such and reject the donation, in keeping with the museum's wish for high quality exhibits. Artwork may also be placed in a house, with paintings placed on an easel.

Appearances[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Fifteen paintings appear in Doubutsu no Mori, including two that are not normally obtainable in Animal Crossing and do not appear in subsequent games: the Dreadful Painting and Novel Painting, based on Edvard Munch's The Scream and Piet Mondrian's Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue, respectively. Since the museum does not appear in Doubutsu no Mori, paintings cannot be donated and can only be used as furniture.

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

See also: List of art in Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, paintings can now be donated to the museum, where they are added to an art exhibit. They can be obtained from either Tom Nook's store or Crazy Redd's Furniture Emporium. The Japanese version features four paintings that do not appear in international versions: the Lovely Painting, Healing Painting, Fine Painting[nb 2], and Pleasant Feeling Painting. Additionally, the Dreadful Painting and Novel Painting from Doubutsu no Mori can be obtained exclusively via the Data Moving Service, though they cannot be donated to the museum. In international releases, the four aforementioned paintings are replaced with the Basic Painting, Scary Painting, Quaint Painting, and Classic Painting respectively, and the two paintings from Doubutsu no Mori are removed altogether. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, paintings are identical to international versions of Animal Crossing.

In Wild World[edit]

See also: List of art in Wild World

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, all paintings now have a chance of being forgeries, which cannot be donated to the museum and sell for 10 Bells. They can be obtained from Crazy Redd's or Tom Nook's store. Five new paintings have been added: the Amazing Painting, Nice Painting, Opulent Painting, Solemn Painting, and Warm Painting. Additionally, the Lovely Painting returns from Doubutsu no Mori+ after being absent in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, while the Classic Painting does not return, making for a total of twenty paintings. The Amazing Painting from Animal Crossing is now known as the Calm Painting. Forged paintings can be exchanged for 100 Bells if the player has signed up for Lyle's insurance.

In City Folk[edit]

See also: List of art in City Folk
A player viewing various paintings in the museum in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Six new paintings are introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk: the Dynamic Painting, Jolly Painting, Moody Painting, Scenic Painting, Serene Painting, and Wistful Painting. Additionally, the Dainty Painting, Lovely Painting, Opulent Painting, and Rare Painting do not return from Wild World, making for a total of twenty-three paintings. Like in Wild World, paintings can be forgeries and are obtained from either Redd or Tom Nook's store.

In New Leaf[edit]

See also: List of art in New Leaf
Redd's Gallery in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, selling four works of art.

A new type of artwork, statues, is introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Eight statues appear, as well as twenty-four paintings. There are three new paintings: the Graceful Painting, Neutral Painting, and Wild Painting; additionally, the Strange Painting does not return from City Folk. Artwork is obtained from Redd's Gallery, which occasionally appears in the plaza, and each player may purchase a single item which will be subsequently mailed to their house. As in other games, not all items offered by Redd are genuine, although forged paintings and sculptures appear differently to the genuine pieces. Additionally, villagers may tell the player that they have met a 'red figure' in the train station, referring to Redd, then tell the player they bought a painting from him. The villagers will ask the player to buy it from them and will say that they have no idea if it is a forgery or not. Unlike in previous games, Timmy and Tommy's store does not offer artwork for ordering from the catalog. Forgeries cannot be sold to Re-Tail, although Reese will dispose of them for a fee.

In New Horizons[edit]

See also: List of art in New Horizons

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, art was added in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. Six new paintings and five new statues have been added, and two paintings, the Fine Painting and Neutral Painting, do not return from New Leaf, making for a total of 42 works of art. New works include the Academic Painting, Detailed Painting, Glowing Painting, Mysterious Painting, Sinking Painting, Twinkling Painting, Familiar Statue, Informative Statue, Rock-Head Statue, Tremendous Statue, and Warrior Statue. The process of obtaining art is mostly the same as in New Leaf, though with Redd's tent replaced with Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, a boat which periodically appears on the beach at the back of the player's island. Jock, lazy, smug, and cranky villagers in this game can also occasionally mail the player artwork, which can be either real or fake: jock and lazy villagers can send any piece of art, real or fake, smug villagers can only send forgeries, and cranky villagers can specifically send any sculpture, real or fake, but not paintings (incidentally, both halves of the Wild Painting are treated as sculptures in the game's code, resulting in cranky villagers being able to mail copies of them to the player).

List of art[edit]

Paintings[edit]

Paintings in the Animal Crossing series
Art Real-world counterpart Game
Doubutsu no Mori Doubutsu no Mori+ Animal Crossing Wild World City Folk New Leaf New Horizons
Academic Painting Academic Painting NH Icon.png Vitruvian Man
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Amazing Painting Amazing Painting NH Icon.png The Night Watch
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Basic Painting Basic Painting NH Icon.png The Blue Boy
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Calm Painting Calm Painting NH Icon.png A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Classic Painting Classic Painting PG Model.png Washington Crossing the Delaware
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Common Painting Common Painting NH Icon.png The Gleaners
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Dainty Painting Dainty Painting WW Model.png The Star (Dancer on Stage)
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Detailed Painting Detailed Painting NH Icon.png Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Dreadful Painting Dreadful Painting DnM Model.png The Scream
Yes
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Dynamic Painting Dynamic Painting NH Icon.png The Great Wave off Kanagawa
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Famous Painting Famous Painting NH Icon.png Mona Lisa
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Fine Painting Fine Painting HHD Icon.png Arearea
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Fine Painting Fine Painting DnM+ Model.png Jeanne Hébuterne with Yellow Sweater
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Flowery Painting Flowery Painting NH Icon.png Sunflowers
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Glowing Painting Glowing Painting NH Icon.png The Fighting Temeraire
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Graceful Painting Graceful Painting NH Icon.png Beauty Looking Back
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Healing Painting Healing Painting DnM+ Model.png Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Jolly Painting Jolly Painting NH Icon.png Summer
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Lovely Painting Lovely Painting WW Model.png Portrait of Irène Cahen d'Anvers
No
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Moody Painting Moody Painting NH Icon.png The Sower
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Moving Painting Moving Painting NH Icon.png The Birth of Venus
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Mysterious Painting Mysterious Painting NH Icon.png Isle of the Dead
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Neutral Painting Neutral Painting HHD Icon.png Basket of Fruit
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Nice Painting Nice Painting NH Icon.png The Fifer
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Novel Painting Novel Painting DnM Model.png Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue
Yes
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Opulent Painting Opulent Painting WW Model.png Zodiac
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Perfect Painting Perfect Painting NH Icon.png Apples and Oranges
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Pleasant Feeling Painting Pleasant Feeling Painting DnM+ Model.png Olympia
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Proper Painting Proper Painting NH Icon.png A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Quaint Painting Quaint Painting NH Icon.png The Milkmaid
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Rare Painting Rare Painting WW Model.png The Kiss
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Scary Painting Scary Painting NH Icon.png Otani Oniji the 3rd as Yakko Edobei
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Scenic Painting Scenic Painting NH Icon.png The Hunters in the Snow
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Serene Painting Serene Painting NH Icon.png Lady with an Ermine
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Sinking Painting Sinking Painting NH Icon.png Ophelia
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Solemn Painting Solemn Painting NH Icon.png Las Meninas
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Strange Painting Strange Painting WW Model.png Ambassadeurs – Aristide Bruant
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
No
ACNH 
Twinkling Painting Twinkling Painting NH Icon.png The Starry Night
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Warm Painting Warm Painting NH Icon.png La maja vestida
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Wild Painting Wild Painting Left Half NH Icon.pngWild Painting Right Half NH Icon.png Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
No
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Wistful Painting Wistful Painting NH Icon.png Girl with a Pearl Earring
No
DnM 
No
DnM+ 
No
AC 
No
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Worthy Painting Worthy Painting NH Icon.png Liberty Leading the People
Yes
DnM 
Yes
DnM+ 
Yes
AC 
Yes
ACWW 
Yes
ACCF 
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 

Statues[edit]

Statues in the Animal Crossing series
Art Real-world counterpart Game
New Leaf New Horizons
Ancient Statue Ancient Statue NH Icon.png Jomon Period "Dogu" Figurine Shakoki-dogu
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Beautiful Statue Beautiful Statue NH Icon.png Venus de Milo
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Familiar Statue Familiar Statue NH Icon.png The Thinker
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Gallant Statue Gallant Statue NH Icon.png David
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Great Statue Great Statue NH Icon.png Kamehameha I
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Informative Statue Informative Statue NH Icon.png Rosetta Stone
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Motherly Statue Motherly Statue NH Icon.png Capitoline Wolf
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Mystic Statue Mystic Statue NH Icon.png Bust of Nefertiti
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Robust Statue Robust Statue NH Icon.png Discobolus
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Rock-Head Statue Rock-Head Statue NH Icon.png Olmec Colossal Head
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Tremendous Statue Tremendous Statue NH Icon.png Houmuwu Ding
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Valiant Statue Valiant Statue NH Icon.png Nike of Samothrace
Yes
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 
Warrior Statue Warrior Statue NH Icon.png Terracotta Army
No
ACNL 
Yes
ACNH 

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. In French and German versions of Animal Crossing, paintings are instead named after their artists.
  2. While it shares a name with a painting in English games, it is based on a different work of art, specifically Jeanne Hébuterne with Yellow Sweater by Amedeo Modigliani.


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