Yes, of course. However, it is all about how you distribute, by any means, the copied work.
To put it simply, you become a thief when you represent copied material as your own, sell it without authorization as a copy or otherwise diminish the value of the original work.
This is a complex legal area, but if you copy a Manet for your own pleasure I doubt that the art police will come knocking at your door. However, if you get very good at it, some would become very interested in your work, legally.
Copy away, but don't misrepresent it or sell it without permission.
First of all, the question is begging to be asked: Would you want it done to you? As a muralist, I can tell you that it is not okay to recreate another's work without the expressed permission of the living or deceased artist and his chain of command. AND the art police do exist. A colleage of mine painted Disney characters in the church basement of a pre-school center. The organization caught wind of it and marched him down to prime the work out, all this after he received legal threats from them. Come to find out one of the kid's parents worked for a sub-contracted organization of Disney and innocently, happened to talk about how great it looked to her fellow workers. Don't fool yourselves. If you want to copy a work as a practice method, go for it. Do not let it outside your studio, claim it as your own or sign it.
Yes and no. It is okay to copy anothers' work for purely instructional purpose (with you identifying the artist whom you copied). Other than that, copying is only okay with written permission from the artist. This also goes for characters, etc of the artist's creation. Fan art must be accompanied with whom the character is copyrighted to.
Ripped art has become even more serious of late with scanners and the like. They will hunt you down if you illegally copy anothers' work. (By the way, any art posted on the internet is legally copyrighted by the artist. Further details are available at DeviantArt.com's FAQ section.) Even a mural painted for free by a teacher at my elementary school of a few childrens' book characters had to be painted over. Be careful. Copyrights matter.
Advice to any artist: Mark on any website that your art is not to be copied. Digitally watermark anything. Be sure to know you have proof your work is yours. There are many helpful articles in the DA forumn. Join groups against ripped art. Don't rip art yourself.
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'Pagan' was the term Christians used to designate all those who did not accept the God of the Bible. The word 'pagan' is derived from the Latin word for country dweller. The pagans were the Greek and Roman polytheists who followed the cults of Mithras, Venus, Apollo, Demeter, etc. Today, however, Christians generally reserve the appellation for those who belong to no religion or who belong to one of the New Age nature religions or non-Christian cults.
Modern Pagan Religions
Nowadays "pagan" refers to people who practice non-Abrahamic, but not necessarily nature-based religions.
The most common branch is Wicca, and they believe in doing NO HARM to anyone. They use mystical and metaphysical forms of "prayer" and "worship", like candles, incense, chants, dance, earth cycles, moon cycles, seasonal cycles, etc to try to influence things. Their motto is "If it harm none, do as you will." They believe that if they do bad things to others, it will come back to them multiplied by three (Rule of Three). They believe there are spiritual guides and forces that most human beings cannot see but are available to ask for assistance. There are lots of books available on Wicca. Devil worship is NOT a part of Wicca!! Devil worshippers are deviants from the Christian belief in hell and Satan. Wiccans do not believe in hell or heaven; those are Christian ideas. Real Wiccans are gentle, loving people who are very misunderstood by other religions. Some Wiccans practice alone, others belong to groups called "covens."
Modern pagans are called "Neo-pagans". Many modern "Christian" traditions come from pagan festivals. For example, Christmas trees and Easter bunnies and eggs. Halloween is also an ancient pagan tradition. When the Christians took over the society of the pagans, the pagans refused to stop practicing their traditions, so the Christians integrated those festivals into the "church year." Christmas coincides with the winter solstice, and Easter with the spring equinox. They are not actually the dates of anything having to do with Jesus, but it got the pagan people to come to church. Now there is renewed interest in the pagan religions, and more and more people are practicing them, largely due to rejection of the practices of those organized religions in which they have lost faith.
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