Image of the Month: Spot the Fakes
How art analysis is uncovering the truth behind Russian avant-garde paintings
Lauren Robertson | | Quick Read
Though a taboo topic for a long time, many in the art analysis world are starting to open up about how they deal with inauthentic art. In a recent exhibition, the Museum Ludwig has revealed the results of a systematic investigation of over 100 paintings from the Russian avant-garde – a movement well known to be afflicted by forgeries. Visitors to the museum can gain an understanding of the techniques employed to study these works, including infrared and X-ray imaging, fabric tests, and pigment and binding media analyses.
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