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


From: janice archer (spacey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 21 2007 - 20:31:53 PDT

This looks cool. How about a June trip to Connecticut?


Judy Decker wrote:
> 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
> site)
> 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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