Study proves we can tell the difference between professional and amateur abstract oil paintings.

A study proves we can differentiate between professional and amateur abstract oil paintings and canvas art. Browse for your own abstract canvas wall art at Red Art, where you can also find Banksy artwork and a service printing photos on canvas.
By: Sarah Tron
May 17, 2011 - PRLog -- A new study has shown that ordinary people can tell the difference between abstract oil paintings created by a professional artist, and abstract canvas wall art that has been created by a child.

The study was conducted by Angelina Hawley-Dolan and Ellen Winner, in which they showed people pairs of unlabelled oil paintings; one which was created by a professional expressionist artist, and one which was done by a young child, or even an animal. The artists have all had their work published in one famous art history publication, while the animals included monkeys, gorillas and even elephants!

The people who were not art students preferred the work which was produced by the professional artists by 56% and deemed it better by 65%. Art students preferred the work made by the artists by 63%, and judged their work better by 67%.  

This suggests that despite the controversial popular opinion that abstract canvas art painted by professional artists could have been done by a child, it seems that people can actually in fact judge real professional art as better- even by just a small percentage.

These findings suggest that we do in fact know more about abstract art than we think; as the study has shown that we can differentiate between the brush strokes and lines painted by a professional expressionist, and those created by a child or an animal.  

If you would like to browse for your very own piece of abstract expressionist art work, (produced by a professional artist, and not a child or animal!) please visit At Red Art you can browse their galleries for abstract art on canvas, and you can also browse for Banksy artwork, or create your own piece of abstract canvas art with their printing photos on canvas service.  

About us:     

Red Art has been specialising in canvas prints since 2006. We are proud to produce low cost, affordable canvas wall art without compromising high quality canvas print. We have a workshop and gallery in Camden Town, London where you can visit us to see samples of our canvas prints and oil paintings. We have more than 800 canvas art designs for you to choose from, including modern art, abstract art, floral, pop art, oil paintings and many other styles.

Editor’s note:  Red Art is represented by Search Engine Marketing agency TRON Media. This Press Release was written by Jo-Anne Keyte.  Please direct all press queries to Jo-Anne Keyte email: or call: 02031670969.

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Red-Art specialise in canvas wall art and printing photos on canvas. Some of the most popular canvas art products are Banksy artwork and oil paintings.
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