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Sounds like art fraud: Acoustic waves give clues to paintings’ provenance

painting found to be forgery by analysis of inorganic pigment not used

Theft, imitation and outright deception can make a painting’s history even murkier than centuries of accumulated grime. But getting to the bottom of a piece of art’s origins can be crucial for restoration—and forensics. In recent decades, art scholars, restorers and forensic specialists have relied increasingly on scientific techniques to determine the chemical composition of [...]

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