A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries
How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to examine the physical nature of pictures and unravel their hidden histories. Through a series of intriguing examples and clearly explained processes, t...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by The National Gallery. London
(first published May 31st 2009)
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