QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunYes. My dad and his father has discussions about Han van Meegeren a very skilled art forger who at some point owner 50 houses along the center canals of Amsterdam. My granddad thought he was a super artist because he could make paintings is the style of any other famous artist and the experts couldn't tell a difference. My dad argued that he was a skilled technician in making paint, using correct strokes, aging the paint, using plausible scenes, but who didn't introduce any *new* art to the world. It's like drawing a new Donald Duck episode.Nowadays algorithms and 3d printers are very good at this. If I remove a section of a photo in photoshop, then photoshop will fill it in with realistic context sensitive textures.I like her deblurring indeed! That's a twist, it looks a bit like those HDRI photos, no?"60 minutes" had a very interesting story a couple months ago about the `most successful' modern forger:The Con Artist: A multimillion dollar art scam (13 mins) QuoteBob Simon: Did you ever think you would wind up in prison?Wolfgang Beltracchi: No.Bob Simon: At what point did you realize, uh-oh, I'm in trouble, this is over?Wolfgang Beltracchi: When I was in prison.Bob Simon: Not before then.Wolfgang Beltracchi: Not really, no.Bob Simon: Do you think you did anything wrong?Wolfgang Beltracchi: Yes, I use the wrong titanium white, yeah
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