Choosing the right physical technique to analyse paintings can make all the difference when it comes to ascertaining their authenticity.
Sometimes when you rely on a signature, you are just looking at a forgery because it is easy and commonplace to have a forged signature. Learn about the parts of a painting and learn what to look for from me, the leading authority on art and antiques.
Back of a painting reveals valuable info There are a few basic parts of a painting: the canvas, the pigment (or paint), the stretcher, the keys.
Panel painting is very old; it was a very prestigious medium in Greece and Rome, but only very few examples of ancient panel paintings have survived.
A series of 6th century BC painted tablets from Pitsa (Greece) represent the oldest surviving Greek panel paintings.
This is the first time it has been possible to identify a fake painting by relying on the anomalous behaviour of the concentration of the radioactive form of carbon (14C) in the atmosphere after 1955 to date the canvas.