It’s a novel idea - users can order their own personalized oil painting by uploading a photograph onto "yourpainting.de", a Berlin-based internet site. Chinese artists are then paid to recreate them on canvas.
A Berlin start-up has taken aim at German living rooms. In 2010, André Lutter launched a company that creates acrylic and oil paintings based on photographs. The customers themselves determine the format and style. Lutter employs 400 artists in China on a fee basis. Last year alone, YourPainting sold 11,000 paintings.