Bringing Light to the Darkness
Light is not only a crucial element in any painting – it has the power to reveal new insights about an artwork or artifact. Here, we meet analytical scientists who are bringing some of the mysteries of art out of the shadows.
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A Life of Fine Art and Finding Fakes
Now Director of Scientific Research at Sotheby’s auction house, James Martin has spent 25 years ascertaining the authenticity of art, cultural property, and collectibles. In an interview with Joanna Cummings, Martin shares the beauty of art analysis, and the love of art that drives him.
As an art conservation scientist, I work in the field of art research and use my art and scientific skills to make discoveries. I now practice my profession at Sotheby’s auction house – with skills I have honed over many fascinating years.
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