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[teacherartexchange] Aesthetic Issues - Fakes and Forgeries exhibit at Bruce Museum


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri May 18 2007 - 05:16:46 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

This NY Times article and Bruce Exhibit may interest you.....
Art Review | 'Fakes and Forgeries'
They Are Inauthentic, Yes, but Beautiful
Published: May 18, 2007
A lively and illuminating show at the Bruce Museum combines exquisite
counterfeits with the original works of art.

Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception
"For its major spring/summer exhibition, the Bruce Museum explores a
subject that is exceptionally topical in today's art world. Fakes and
Forgeries: The Art of Deception presents 60 examples of Western
paintings, works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts that have
been recognized as imposters, including examples of the rarest and
most famous deceptive works. Themes of connoisseurship,
authentication, and conservation, as well as the evolving scholarship
of stylistic development will be examined in an exhibition organized
by and exclusively on view at the Bruce Museum." (copied from the

Bruce Museum home:

Might be fun to create a little "game" - Find the Fake. Show three
authentic works (typical works of the artist) with the fake and have
students pick out the fake and tell why they think the one they
selected is the fake. Of course, It will be next to impossible for
them to really pick out the fake from seeing digital images.

More NY Times:

This might also interest you.....
Art Review | 'Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran'
In Japan, When Word Was Wed to Image

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's survey of the 18th-century painter
and calligrapher Ike Taiga is exhilarating in its profusion, range and
almost ferocious vitality.

Judy Decker

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