Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Author: Paul T. Craddock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750642057

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 672

Get eBOOK →
"Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries is a comprehensive guide to the technical and scientific study of the authenticity of a wide range of antiquities and artworks. It is the first book to provide a full survey of the subject of forgery from a scientific basis, examining a wide range of materials and techniques." "The demand for copies, fakes and forgeries is driven by rising prices in an international marketplace. The book examines the available new technologies and ever more sophisticated forging techniques, looking at production and distribution of fraudulent artworks. The subject is exemplified by numerous internationally based case studies, some turning out not to be as conclusive as is sometimes believed." "The book is aimed at those who need to understand the available approaches to and methods of scientific and technical authentication, be they curator, collector, conservator or scientist." --Book Jacket.

Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

Author: Paul Craddock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136436024

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 640

View: 185

Get eBOOK →
The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic prices realised on the global market. This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a wide range of materials, emphasising how the fakes and forgeries are produced and how they may be detected by technical and scientific examination. The subject is exemplified by numerous case studies, some turning out not to be as conclusive as is sometimes believed. The book is aimed at those likely to have a serious interest in these investigations, be they curator, collector, conservator or scientist. Paul Craddock has recently retired from the Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science at the British Museum, where he was a materials scientist.

The Scientist and the Forger

The Scientist and the Forger

Author: Ragai Jehane

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783267422

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 819

Get eBOOK →
'The scientific techniques described encompass relevant examples of forgery detection and of authentication. The book deals, to name a few, with the Chagall, the Jackson Pollock and the Beltracchi affairs and discusses the Isleworth Mona Lisa as well as La Bella Principessa both thought to be a Leonardo creation. The authentication, amongst others, of two van Gogh paintings, of Vermeer's St Praxedis, of Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine and of Rembrandt's Old Man with a Beard are also described.'Over the last few decades there has been a disconcerting increase in the number of forged paintings. In retaliation, there has been a rise in the use, efficiency and ability of scientific techniques to detect these forgeries. The scientist has waged war on the forger.The Scientist and the Forger describes the cutting-edge and traditional weapons in this battle, showing how they have been applied to the most notorious cases. The book also provides fresh insights into the psychology of both the viewer and the forger, shedding light on why the discovery that a work of art is a forgery makes us view it so differently and providing a gripping analysis of the myriad motivations behind the most egregious incursions into deception.The book concludes by discussing the pressing problems faced by the art world today, stressing the importance of using appropriate tools for a valid verdict on authenticity. Written in an approachable and amenable style, the book will make fascinating reading for non-specialists, art historians, curators and scientists alike.

Fakes and Forgeries of Written Artefacts from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern China

Fakes and Forgeries of Written Artefacts from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern China

Author: Cécile Michel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110714418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 538

Get eBOOK →
Fakes and forgeries are objects of fascination. This volume contains a series of thirteen articles devoted to fakes and forgeries of written artefacts from the beginnings of writing in Mesopotamia to modern China. The studies emphasise the subtle distinctions conveyed by an established vocabulary relating to the reproduction of ancient artefacts and production of artefacts claiming to be ancient: from copies, replicas and imitations to fakes and forgeries. Fakes are often a response to a demand from the public or scholarly milieu, or even both. The motives behind their production may be economic, political, religious or personal – aspiring to fame or simply playing a joke. Fakes may be revealed by combining the study of their contents, codicological, epigraphic and palaeographic analyses, and scientific investigations. However, certain famous unsolved cases still continue to defy technology today, no matter how advanced it is. Nowadays, one can find fakes in museums and private collections alike; they abound on the antique market, mixed with real artefacts that have often been looted. The scientific community’s attitude to such objects calls for ethical reflection.

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World

Author: Ragai Jehane

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786344229

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 852

Get eBOOK →
In The Scientist and the Forger: Probing a Turbulent Art World the author draws upon an enthralling range of case studies, from Botticelli to Leonardo, Campendonk to Pollock and Chagall to Freud, equipping the reader with a holistic understanding of an art world shaped by fast-moving trends, and increasingly permeated by science. We are taken on a gripping journey, becoming witness to the attempts currently being made to safeguard a partly complicit art market virtually under siege. How can we determine whether it was Leonardo's hand that created Salvator Mundi? How can we prove that a suspected Pollock is a forgery? And how can Man in a Black Cravat be seemingly incontrovertibly attributed to Lucian Freud, despite this artist's adamant refusal to recognize it as one of his own? This book reveals how art historians and scientists collaborate conclusively to authenticate paintings or demonstrate that they are forgeries, and as the enigma of La Bella Principessa continues to baffle, the question remains: do we have enough reason to hope that we shall one day know her true story? Building on the first edition, a more in depth look is taken at some of the greatest scandals to date — with an interpretation of the psychological behavior of Ann Freedman the former president and director of the Knoedler Gallery. Contents: IntroductionPart I: AttributionThe ForgerAuthenticationPart II: The CourtSafeguarding the Art MarketPart III: La Bella PrincipessaMona LisasPart IV: The ScientistEpilogue Readership: A general interest book for general readers, curators, art connoisseurs, art historians, psychologists, scientists and financiers. Keywords: Art;Forgery;Knoedler Gallery;La Bella Principessa;Caravaggio;Elena Basner;Blockchain Technology;Mona LisaReview: "This second edition is rendered even more fascinating by the inclusion of case studies that illuminate the complexities, tensions and ambiguities of the fast-expanding international art market." Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow) OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSc Astronomer Royal, Former President of the Royal Society and Former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge "Jehane Ragai incisively opened all the fascinating, unexpected worlds behind her subject — science, sleuthing and skulduggery. Surely there is no more thorough and entertaining scrutiny of the art of forgery." June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, ROI, HonSWA Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists "Even the seasoned art historian will learn much from this informative book." Jean Michel Massing Professor of History of Art, King's College, Cambridge "There is a richness in details from a selection of cases, and the author is a good story-teller. The book has an important educational role in the professional authentication of art — the book includes a discussion of the most pressing problems today and indicates a possible future development." Prof Bengt Norden Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences "Art forgeries is an industry that is growing in size with the increasing value of fine art. Jehane Ragai's new book is highly recommended for those who want an insight into this obscure fascinating field." Krister Homberg Former President of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Gothenburg Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Technical Art History: A Journey Through Active Learning

Technical Art History: A Journey Through Active Learning

Author: Jehane Ragai

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786349415

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 117

Get eBOOK →
In the last few years, the problems of authenticity in paintings have reached untenable proportions in tandem with a lack of understanding from connoisseurs and collectors of the insights that modern scientific investigation can offer. In some cases, because of this lack of knowledge, the results of scientific analysis are treated with suspicion.The art world has gradually come to realize the need to develop educational programs that aim at improving the technical know-how of collectors, connoisseurs, and young students who seek work as art scientists. As an introductory textbook, Technical Art History is an essential contributor to addressing this need.Traditional and innovative scientific techniques are introduced and explained through separate case studies, using the analysis of paintings and their authentication as a vehicle. This book will equip the reader with the ability to discern the most appropriate techniques in an authenticity endeavor and to have an increased appreciation of the value of an integrated approach in the evaluation of an artwork.

Proceedings of Data Analytics and Management

Proceedings of Data Analytics and Management

Author: Deepak Gupta (Ph.D.)

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811662898

Category: Big data

Page:

View: 911

Get eBOOK →
This book includes original unpublished contributions presented at the International Conference on Data Analytics and Management (ICDAM 2021), held at Jan Wyzykowski University, Poland, during June 2021. The book covers the topics in data analytics, data management, big data, computational intelligence, and communication networks. The book presents innovative work by leading academics, researchers, and experts from industry which is useful for young researchers and students.

Fakes and Forgeries

Fakes and Forgeries

Author: Suzanne Bell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438118857

Category: Law

Page: 129

View: 560

Get eBOOK →
Presents information on the forensic science used to detect fakes, counterfeits, and forgeries.

Original - Copy - Fake?

Original - Copy - Fake?

Author: Ernst Pernicka

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: UCSC:32106019817185

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 196

View: 950

Get eBOOK →
English summary: It is not always easy to decide whether an object of art or an antiquity is authentic or not. On the one hand, there is a gradual transition from "improving" restoration to outright deceit. On the other hand, the methods applied in the production of fakes become ever more sophisticated so that fakes are sometimes incorporated even in respected and well-known collections. This situation is even more unfortunate as these collections represent points of reference for further stylistic investigations and comparisons. Bochum-based foundation Situation Kunst owns a substantial collection of West African art which has been the subject of controversial opinions concerning its authenticity. The questions posed in the title of this book gave rise to an exchange of positions and experiences between art historians, ethnologists, scientists and restorers at a meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in February 2007. The results of this memorable symposium are collected in this volume.

How to Identify a Forgery

How to Identify a Forgery

Author: Suzanne Bell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781620875933

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 129

View: 674

Get eBOOK →
Looks at the modern tools of computers, printers, and scanners to create questioned documents and counterfeits and provides an overview of the start of fakes and forgeries from ancient times to the present.