Anyone else grab their phone for "one minute" and end up scrolling through article after article for an hour?! Well, it happens to me all the time. I really must get better at not falling down an internet rabbit hole. On the other hand, the good news for you is that I started reading articles about art forgery and found 3 of them that I just had to share.
How to Spot the Perfect Fake: This was my favorite of the articles. It's mostly a profile of the man considered to be one of the world's top forensic scientists when it comes to art forgeries. His name is James Martin. After I read the article, I googled "James Martin art forgery" and a ton of stuff came up, but I particularly liked this video:
I think the story of forger, Han van Meegeren, is fascinating, but I also really appreciated being able to see into James Martin's lab.
The next article is a fun one. It's a laundry list of the Ten Most Notorious Art Forgers. You see a photo of either the forgery or the forger and then a quick bio of what they faked. I do think it's interesting that there don't seem to be any famous female art forgers. I'm going to believe it's because women don't get caught. ;)
Finally, here is an article all about How Nuclear Bomb Tests are Helping to Identify Forgers. The part of that article that is the most interesting to me is how small a sample is now required for testing.
I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did.
Thanks for stopping by!