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Fake Modigliani and more: can you trust exhibitions?

Fake Modigliani and more: can you trust exhibitions?

We all know how things went. An art exhibition presented as very prestigious: “Modigliani”, at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, but it is closed early because the painter’s experts denounce the presence of numerous fakes on display. The dubious works, 21 in total, are seized, and so begins the expertise procedure, the first results of which […]

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Why not specialize in Crimes against Cultural Heritage?

Why not specialize in Crimes against Cultural Heritage?

The 4th edition of the Master in Legal Archeology and Crimes against Cultural Heritage, based in Rome, will begin in March 2018. This course, organized by the CSC, “Center for Criminological, Legal and Sociological Studies” of Viterbo, in collaboration with the “Osservatorio Internazionale Archeomafie”, aims to prepare professional profiles on the objectives, modus operandi, strategies and […]

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Modigliani real or fake?

Modigliani real or fake?

    The Genoa scandal or How to stop the never-ending sequel of false Modi’? Carlo Pepi, the renown Modigliani expert, on Facebook condemns “the indecent, unpunished proliferation of fakes” at the exhibition on Modigliani currently running in Genoa: “One third of the paintings is false” one can read on major national newspapers. The curator replied, “We […]

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Fake? I’ll buy it! 

Fake? I’ll buy it! 

At the upcoming auction “14th to 20th century paintings” scheduled for the 17th of May in Florence at Pandolfini’s auction house, a “Madonna with the Child and an angel” on wood, 59×42 cm, 112×77 cm with frame, painted by the well-known forger Umberto Giunti (Siena 1886-1970) is offered with an estimate of 8000/12000 euros. Not a novelty in […]

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A new Rembrandt. 3D printed

A new Rembrandt. 3D printed

The quintessence of Rembrandt. The subject of the painting (a white man, aged between 30 and 40, with beard and moustaches, typical eyes, nose, mouth, facial proportions and dressed in the characteristic Dutch clothes), the brushstrokes, the shading of light.. all formal values point towards one painter: Rembrandt. No part betrays an imitator, or may […]

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