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For the collection of art-related items in Wild World, City Folk and New Leaf, see Art (category).
A player viewing various paintings in the museum in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

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]

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 Classic Painting, Basic Painting, Quaint Painting, and Scary Painting, 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]

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]

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]

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]

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).

Lists of art[edit]

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

There are twenty-three paintings available in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Item Name Original Painting Artist Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color Genres Size (sq)
Amazing Painting
The Night Watch.jpg
Night Watch Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Basic Painting
The Blue Boy.jpg
The Blue Boy Thomas Gainsborough 1,960 490 Spotlight item Blue/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Calm Painting
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.jpg
A Sunday on La Grande Jette Georges Seurat 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Common Painting
The Gleaners.jpg
The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet 1,960 490 Spotlight item Yellow/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Dynamic Painting
The Great Wave off Kanagawa.jpg
The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Famous Painting
Mona Lisa.jpg
Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Brown (x2) Retro/Dignified 1
Fine Painting
Arearea.jpg
Joyeusete (Arearea) Paul Gauguin 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Flowery Painting
Sunflowers.jpg
Sunflowers Vincent Van Gogh 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Yellow/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Forged Painting - - 3,920 10 Crazy Redd's - - 1
Jolly Painting
Summer.jpg
Summer Giuseppe Arcimboldo 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Yellow/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Moody Painting
The Sower.jpg
The Sower Jean-Francois Millet 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Moving Painting
The Birth of Venus.jpg
The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Nice Painting
The Fifer.jpg
The Fifer Edouard Manet 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Red/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Perfect Painting
Still Life with Apples and Oranges.jpg
Still Life with Apples and Oranges Paul Cézanne 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Proper Painting
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.jpg
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere Édouard Manet 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Orange/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Quaint Painting
The Milkmaid.jpg
The Kitchen Maid Jan Vermeer 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Scary Painting
Otani Oniji III.jpg
Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei Toshusai Sharaku 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Gray/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Scenic Painting
The Hunters in the Snow.jpg
The Hunters in the Snow Pieter Bruegel the Elder 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Serene Painting
Lady with an Ermine.jpg
Lady with an Ermine Leonardo da Vinci 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Solemn Painting
Las Meninas.jpg
Las Meninas Diego Velazquez 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Strange Painting
Ambassadeurs - Aristide Bruant.jpg
Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Warm Painting
La Maja Vestida.jpg
La Maja Vestida Francisco de Goya 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Wistful Painting
Girl with a Pearl Earring.jpg
Girl with a Pearl Earring Johannes Vermeer 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Retro/Dignified 1
Worthy Painting
Liberty Leading the People.jpg
Liberty Leading the People Eugène Delacroix 3,920 490 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Retro/Dignified 1

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Paintings[edit]

There are twenty-five paintings available in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Most of the paintings from City Folk are present, with a couple paintings added or replaced.

Item Name Original Painting Artist Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color Interior Theme(s) Style Size (sq)
Amazing Painting
The Night Watch.jpg
Night Watch Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Basic Painting
The Blue Boy.jpg
The Blue Boy Thomas Gainsborough 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Blue/Brown Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Calm Painting
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.jpg
A Sunday on La Grande Jette Georges Seurat 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Common Painting
The Gleaners.jpg
The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Yellow/Brown Antique Historical 1
Dynamic Painting
The Great Wave off Kanagawa.jpg
The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Harmonious/Antique Historical 1
Famous Painting
Mona Lisa.jpg
Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Brown (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Fine Painting
Arearea.jpg
Joyeusete (Arearea) Paul Gauguin 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Flowery Painting
Sunflowers.jpg
Sunflowers Vincent Van Gogh 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Yellow/Brown Antique Historical 1
Graceful Painting
Beauty Looking Back.jpg
Beauty Looking Back Hishikawa Moronobu 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Red/Brown Harmonious/Antique Historical 1
Jolly Painting
Summer.jpg
Summer Giuseppe Arcimboldo 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Yellow/Brown Antique Historical 1
Moody Painting
The Sower.jpg
The Sower Jean-Francois Millet 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Moving Painting
The Birth of Venus.jpg
The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Antique Historical 1
Neutral Painting
Basket of Fruit.jpg
Basket of Fruit Caravaggio 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Nice Painting
The Fifer.jpg
The Fifer Edouard Manet 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Red/Brown Antique Historical 1
Perfect Painting
Still Life with Apples and Oranges.jpg
Still Life with Apples and Oranges Paul Cézanne 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Antique Historical 1
Proper Painting
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.jpg
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere Édouard Manet 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Orange/Brown Antique Historical 1
Quaint Painting
The Milkmaid.jpg
The Kitchen Maid Jan Vermeer 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White/Brown Antique Historical 1
Scary Painting
Otani Oniji III.jpg
Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei Toshusai Sharaku 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Gray/Brown Harmonious/Antique Historical 1
Scenic Painting
The Hunters in the Snow.jpg
The Hunters in the Snow Pieter Bruegel the Elder 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Serene Painting
Lady with an Ermine.jpg
Lady with an Ermine Leonardo da Vinci 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Solemn Painting
Las Meninas.jpg
Las Meninas Diego Velazquez 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Warm Painting
La Maja Vestida.jpg
La Maja Vestida Francisco de Goya 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Antique Historical 1
Wild Painting
Fujin-raijin-zu.jpg
Wind God and Thunder God Tawaraya Sotatsu 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Brown (x2) Harmonious/Antique Historical 1
Wistful Painting
Girl with a Pearl Earring.jpg
Girl with a Pearl Earring Johannes Vermeer 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Colorful/Brown Antique Historical 1
Worthy Painting
Liberty Leading the People.jpg
Liberty Leading the People Eugène Delacroix 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Black/Brown Antique/Quirky Historical 1

Statues[edit]

A new addition to Animal Crossing: New Leaf are statues. Like the paintings, they are sold by Crazy Redd. There are eight in total.

Item Name Original Sculpture Artist Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color Interior Theme(s) Style Size (sq)
Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue HHD Icon.png
Jomon Period "Dogū" Figurine Unknown 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Gray (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Beautiful Statue
Beautiful Statue HHD Icon.png
Venus de Milo Alexandros of Antioch 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Gallant Statue
Gallant Statue HHD Icon.png
David Michelangelo 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Great Statue
Great Statue HHD Icon.png
King Kamehameha I Thomas Ridgeway Gould 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Yellow / Black Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Motherly Statue
Motherly Statue HHD Icon.png
Capitoline Wolf Unknown 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Pink / Brown Antique Historical 2
Mystic Statue
Mystic Statue HHD Icon.png
Bust of Nefertiti Thutmose 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's Yellow / Black Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Robust Statue
Robust Statue HHD Icon.png
The Diskobolus of Myron Myron 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 1
Valiant Statue
Valiant Statue HHD Icon.png
Nike of Samothrace Unknown 3,920 980 Crazy Redd's White (x2) Antique/Quirky Historical 4

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.