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100 1  Lenain, Thierry 
245 10 Art Forgery :|bThe History of a Modern Obsession 
264  1 London :|bReaktion Books, Limited,|c2012 
264  4 |c©2011 
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505 0  Art Forgery: The History of a Modern Obsession -- Imprint 
       page -- Contents -- Foreword -- 1. The Symptoms of an 
       Obsession -- 2. Before the Age of Art Forgery -- 3. Before
       the Age of the Obsession with Art Forgery -- 4. Art 
       Forgery as the Connoisseur's Nightmare -- Conclusion: 
       Fakes and the End of the World -- References -- 
       Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Photo Acknowledgements
       -- Index 
520    With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting
       art forgeries easier, the art world has become 
       increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic
       authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain 
       examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the 
       anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern
       art world by these clever frauds.   Lenain begins his 
       history in the Middle Ages, when the issue of false relics
       and miracles often arose. But during this time, if a relic
       gave rise to a cult, it would be considered as genuine 
       even if it obviously had been forged. In the Renaissance, 
       forgery was initially hailed as a true artistic feat. Even
       Michelangelo, the most revered artist of the time, copied 
       drawings by other masters, many of which were lent to him 
       by unsuspecting collectors. Michelangelo would keep the 
       originals himself and return the copies in their place. As
       Lenain shows, authenticity, as we think of it, is a purely
       modern concept. And the recent innovations in scientific 
       attribution, archaeology, graphology, medical science, and
       criminology have all contributed to making forgery more 
       detectable-and thus more compelling and essential to 
       detect. He also analyzes the work of master forgers like 
       Eric Hebborn, Thomas Keating, and Han van Meegeren in 
       order to describe how pieces baffled the art world.   
       Ultimately, Lenain argues that the science of accurately 
       deciphering an individual artist's unique characteristics 
       has reached a level of forensic sophistication matched 
       only by the forger's skill and the art world's paranoia 
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590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Art -- Forgeries -- History.;Pictures -- Copying -- 
       History.;Art -- Expertising 
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