A Very Good Idea What if you had a Very Good Idea for a painting that you just couldn’t quite get enough of? What if, miracle of miracles, you had a Very Good Idea and you actually painted it. And what if you didn’t quite get what you were hoping from this attempt. Would you do a second? What if you didn’t quite like that one either? How about a third? And then would you paint a fourth? How about a fifth? Between 1591 and 1623, Domenico Fetti painted (at least) five “Parable of the Good Samaritan” artworks. (Note: the Met attributes the first of these Domenico Fetti paintings to the year 1591, 2 years after Fetti’s birth, so the dates are a bit slippity boo.) ” load_in_animation=”none And then Delacroix had the Very Good Idea to paint Domenico Fetti’s Very Good Idea again in 1849. [image_with_animation image_url=”7349″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] And then Van Gogh had the Very Good Idea to paint Delacroix’s idea again in 1890. [image_with_animation image_url=”7350″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Just for fun, I’ve flipped Delacroix’s painting and put it with Van Gogh’s. Isn’t that interesting? [nectar_image_comparison image_url=”7353″ image_2_url=”7350 What do you think? Is a Good Idea worth repeating? What are your personal requirements for copies? How far will you go? And please tell us: What is a painting by another artist that you would like to paint again?