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.
James Martin |
Attention: Copyright in these images shall remain vested in Sotheby’s. Please note that this image may depict subject matter which is itself protected by separate copyright. Sotheby’s makes no representations as to whether the underlying subject matter is subject to its own copyright, or as to who might hold such copyright. It is the borrower’s responsibility to obtain any relevant permissions from the holder(s) of any applicable copyright and Sotheby’s supplies this image expressly subject to this responsibility. Note that the image is provided for a one-time use only and no permission is granted to alter this image in any way.
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.
Read the full article now
Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Analytical Scientist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!
Or register now - it’s free and always will be!
You will benefit from:
- Unlimited access to ALL articles
- News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
- Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine
Or Login via Social Media
By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.