Art: A museum in France said that 82 (out of 140!) works are actually fakes

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A French museum discovered half its collection is forged. A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the art of painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Anachronisms? “Some of the paintings feature buildings that had not … Read More

Modigliani Paintings: Fakes in Italy

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Modigliani Paintings Declared Fakes in Italy A collection of Modigliani paintings exhibited last spring in Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, Italy have been declared fake. The 21 paintings, which included reclining nudes in the Italian artist’s inimitable style, may now be destroyed. Experts noted that Modigliani is one of the most copied artists in the world, whose distinctive portraits were characterized by elongated necks, almond eyes, and oval faces. Carlo Pepi, an art expert from Tuscany, raised … Read More