[Crm-sig] Problem: the fakes

Dan Matei Dan at cimec.ro
Thu Feb 19 23:00:09 EET 2015


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Spero <sesuncedu at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:37:52 -0500

> 
> The Fake  work was created to induce a false belief that the work has a
> certain identity, and a belief that the creator was TPR.

That's my case ! And not simple situations like fake coins (when the similarity with the original is the point), but works of art made "a la 
maniere de" say, Rubens by an unidentified "artist". The style is replicated, not a work.

And I want to emphesize the intent to deceive. 

> 
> Van Meegeren, père et fils, present an interesting test case for the new
> model. It is easy to think of realistic questions that historians might
> wish to ask a unified system-
> What works in the style of Vermeer exist, in which collections?
>   What are the paintings that are currently believed to be Vermeers?
> What are the paintings that were believed to be Vermeers in 1938?
> In 1951?
> What paintings are currently believed to be Fake Vermeers?
> What justification is there for these beliefs?

Right !

Dan




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