Vermeer and authenticity

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 10, 2014

In the first two installments of a series about artistic authenticity, Rex Sorgatz writes about five different people's efforts to own a Vermeer and how you can get your very own masterpiece.

It's possible that Vermeer โ€” an artist who many consider the greatest painter of all time โ€” could paint with no more acuity than you or me. Vermeer may have been a simple technologist โ€” but a technologist who could recreate the world with scintillating photographic intensity, centuries before photography was invented, which might actually be a bigger deal than being a good painter.

I loved these articles. I wish I would have written them...I am fascinated with both Vermeer and art forgeries. Good stuff.