But he said his team had discovered material that classical French, Dutch, Spanish and other European artists typically used to prepare canvases for oil painting, as well as the “remains of colors.” . . . In addition, copper nails and tacks made by blacksmiths before the Industrial Revolution and used to tack canvas down were found in the debris. Such items would be nearly impossible to fake, he said.
carsonb: No such thing as pricelessness in the age of Capitalism.
Blue_Villain: The images remain, brushstrokes effortlessly recreated by an innumerable amount of photographic devices. The lessons the artists taught us through their individuality and refusal to submit to the mainstream are still there. Art, much like life itself, is something more than a physical object to interact with.
Sorry, but that's an intensely naive description.
uncleozzy: "Nobody else thinks this is funny in a heist-movie-farce sort of way? I would probably watch this film (subtitled, not dubbed, naturally)."
desuetude: "Why do you think that 75% of the world couldn't identify a Picasso?"
The suspected ringleader [Radu Dogaru] of a band of thieves who stole artworks by Picasso, Monet and Matisse from a Dutch museum still has access to five of the pictures and is ready to hand them over in return for a Dutch trial, his Romanian lawyer said.
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