Is The Painting You Own Authentic? Here's What You Need To Know About Scientific Authentication For Art And Why It's Important
When determining the authenticity of a painting, art curators typically rely on its provenance. This is a record of the painting's entire history, including who bought it, who sold it and what galleries it may have been displayed in. Unfortunately, not all works of art will have an intact provenance, which brings their authenticity into question. If you have a painting that's a family heirloom, you may have no idea where it originally came from.