To add my humble opinion to this interesting discussion, "What is a real
painting"? Might I include the following quote, "A rose by any other name
would smell as sweet." Art takes on many forms, to call a painting by
any other name does not make it less of a real painting nor lesson it's
creative purpose, the purpose being to express ~ Long live the artist and
the chosen medium of expression ~
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.