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- replica /REP-li-kuh/
- auction /AWK-shuhn/
- follower /FOL-oh-er/
- canvas /KAN-vuhs/
- culprit /KUHL-prit/
[noun] – an exact copy of an object
My grandfather likes to collect replicas of ancient weapons.
[noun] – a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most
The merchants are holding an auction of their best wares.
[noun] – someone who supports, admires, or believes in a particular person, group, or idea
Shuji’s family is a devoted follower of their religion.
[noun] – the cloth artists paint on, or such a painting itself
We went back to the museum to admire the canvases.
[noun] – someone who has committed a crime or done something wrong
The police finally caught the culprit behind the theft.
The original Mona Lisa is considered to be the world’s most famous painting. It is believed to have been painted in the 16th century by da Vinci. The masterpiece’s theft from the Louvre Museum in Paris gained international recognition. It was recovered in 1913 when the culprit Vincenzo Peruggia—who was an employee of the museum itself—attempted to sell the painting to an antiques dealer in Florence, Italy.
- What are your thoughts on the assumed auction price?
- What is the worth of a replica in comparison to the original?
- Should there be reproductions of paintings or other works of art? Please explain your answer.
- What role does art play in history, culture, and our daily lives?
- What factors do you consider to call something “artistic”?
- antiques dealer