Video Category: Design

forgery and fraud

Behind the Facade: a False Narrative of Art Authenticity

This talk focuses on two particular case studies that represent a fake on the one hand and a forgery on the other, that were both sold in London a few years ago and are now in two of the leading art collections in the world and remain on display. Using a range of sources and methodologies, the true story of these deceptive objects will become clear, and they can act as cyphers for numerous other problematic items circulating in the art market today.

Turner's Venice

Beautiful Ruins: Turner’s Venice

This lecture looks at the work of JMW Turner and his inspiration, the poet Lord Byron. It will explain and explore what Venice meant to them, how they saw beauty in its downfall while maintaining the concept of its elegant sophistication.

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