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Most of us can't afford to buy an original famous painting but an affordable copy, painted as a tribute to the great artists we love can be a nice thing to have.
A lot of the old masters learnt their skills by copying other people's paintings so why shouldn't any of us have a go? You notice a lot of things about a painting when you try to reproduce it, which you might not have noticed before, even if it is one of your favourite paintings that you think you know well. It gives you a chance to really study and appreciate the art.
I feel that it is good to look at lots of other people's art as well as your own. People have so many different ways of seeing things and expressing them in art and that can make you look at things in different ways yourself as well, noticing things you might have missed out on otherwise.