Copy in Russian, Kopiia

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Copy (in Russian, Kopiia)


in the plastic arts, a reproduction of a work, executed either by the original artist or another artist. A copy (particularly if it is not used as a forgery) can be distinguished from the original by technique and scale. However, unlike a replica (replika), it must reproduce the exact style and composition of the original.

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