VOA News – Authentic Project Uses Digital Technology to Foil Forgers

Posted by: Brian

Here is a story about researchers in the Netherlands using digital technology to determine the authenticity of paintings and to analyze the methods and styles of artists.

VOA News – Authentic Project Uses Digital Technology to Foil Forgers
By Paul Sisco
Washington, DC
05 January 2007

The Authentic Project finds another fascinating use for digital technology. Researchers are using it to understand the brains of the great artists, and in so doing they are putting forgers out of business. Paul Sisco reports.

Is it an original, or a fake? Researchers in the Netherlands are making it easier to answer that question with digital technology. Dr. Eric Postma has spent more than three years on what he calls “the Authentic Project.”

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