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Han Van Meegeren a Dutch painter
That photo is from his trial for forgery. He didn't try to make copies of Vermeer's paintings, but painted his own and called them Vermeer'sThe forgeries perpetrated by Hans van Meegeren are probably some of the most famous in the art world. Van Meegeren did not copy a great painting and try to pass it off as an original but created new originals of his own. He faked 6 Vermeer's in all, these were put onto the market as new discoveries. He only got a 1 year sentence but died before he went to jail
I see Roger did it again! Using Roger's answer I Binged Van Meegeren & that photo popped up - only in reverse. Thanks for the little history lesson, RTD.
Way to go Roger!
A fascinating account of Hans van Meegeren was written by Errol Morris, photographer, filmmaker, and writer. The series of essays is itself a review of two books about van Meergeren, and raises compelling questions about authenticity, wartime collaboration, whether artwork possesses intrinsic value, and many more issues.Errol Morris' first film is "The Thin Blue Line," in which he constructed a Roshamon-like exploration of a crime. He's quite good at exploring alternative realities.http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/bamboozling-ourselves-part-1/
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