30 May 2013 Modern technology in originality and authentication dispute on movable and detached artworks
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Begin the abstract two lines below author names and addresses. The abstract summarizes key findings in the paper. It is a paragraph of 250 words or less. For the keywords, select up to 8 key terms for a search on your manuscript's subject. Precious artworks are in constant loan due to the increase demand for tour exhibitions around the globe. Archeological findings and historical parts of wallpaintings are detached and get into the route of a fraud market. Most of these detached art pieces are lost, destroyed or hidden by public view by anonymous collectors. The damage to the historical, cultural and aesthetic values is most of the times irreversible. Originality and authentication are essential properties in the identification of movable artworks provoking dispute and fraud actions endangering the long-lasting public approach to the precious but disputed works of art. Scientific community and technology developments are implemented in the battle against fraud and misinterpretation of origin through systematic and material classified studies. European projects have influenced and provoked intense research in this fragile field of modern technology applications and recent results are presented. Investigation protocols and classification needed for the standardization of valuation of these critical properties comprise an intense field of research embraced with international interest. In this paper it is presented long-lasting research effort with photonic technologies to bridge the results with the conventional means and the conservation expert opinion aiding to the identification and ensuring the origin of a masterpiece. Results from laboratory investigation and characteristic examples of paintings faced with the dispute of their authentication are given.
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Vivi Tornari, Vivi Tornari, Eleni Kouloumpi, Eleni Kouloumpi, Fotini Koussiaki, Fotini Koussiaki, "Modern technology in originality and authentication dispute on movable and detached artworks", Proc. SPIE 8790, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology IV, 87901L (30 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022522; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2022522

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