China is known to manufacture replicas of everything these days so how can art be exempted. Dafen in China is known for its artistic paradise where you can find replicas of all famous paintings at cheap prices. It has everything, from art galleries to painting shops, that have all kinds of art pieces and work from every era for you to shop from.
Dafen Village is located in Shenzhen, is one of the largest art street in China. It was started by a Hong Kong based businessman who moved to China to pursue his ambition for art. Along with other artists, he set up his shop in this town where they started creating imitations by famous artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Da Vinci.
With the actual paintings being too pricey for the common public, these paintings have been a hit and were sold in many counties for a lesser price. Over time the demand increased and more and more people joined the artists forming an entire town.
You can sense the artistic vibe of the town from the entrance itself. It has a large easel-like-board that announces the town, ‘Da Fen oil Painting Town’. There is also a big sculpture of a hand holding a brush. On entering the town you will find many young artists at work. If you are looking for some classic art for your house without having to pay a fortune, then Da Fen is the place for you.
Even if you are not looking for a painting, it’s a wonderful town to go for a walk when in China. You can also sit and paint if you want. There are shops that have all the painting related odds and ends.
P.S: You don’t have to carry the load, they deliver the paintings anywhere you want.