New 3D scanners reveal the artist’s hand in historic works

Who painted that? Who drew that? Who sculpted that?
The question of attribution has long been problematic for art historians and conservators. A change in the attribution of a work from a highly ranked artist to a lessor one, or to the “workshop of” or “circle of” the master, or the reverse elevation of a work from a lesser status to the hand of the master, can change the fortunes of museums, galleries and collectors literally overnight.

New 3D scanners reveal the artist’s hand in historic works

Who painted that? Who drew that? Who sculpted that?

The question of attribution has long been problematic for art historians and conservators. A change in the attribution of a work from a highly ranked artist to a lessor one, or to the “workshop of” or “circle of” the master, or the reverse elevation of a work from a lesser status to the hand of the master, can change the fortunes of museums, galleries and collectors literally overnight.

Posted 1 year ago
8 notes
  1. artinterest reblogged this from sunfoundation
  2. iambeelzebub reblogged this from sunfoundation
  3. otempestade reblogged this from sunfoundation
  4. businessoutsider reblogged this from sunfoundation
  5. sunfoundation posted this