Fake-Kunst in britischen Museen

Im Quartz-Artikel «In an experiment to slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces» wird das Experiment mit Fake-Kunst in Museen der britischen TV-Show Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge vorgestellt:

«A new British TV show called Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge seeks to allay that attention deficit by planting seven fake paintings in galleries throughout the UK and rewarding keen-eyed museum visitors who correctly identify them. (…)

Starting today (July 2) six museum are participating in the month-long “heist” including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, National Museum Cardiff, Guildhall Art Gallery in London, Manchester Art Gallery, the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Wirral, and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

“We want to challenge our gallery visitors to come and look closely—to really examine the finest details in some of our masterpiece paintings, to look at the brushstrokes, the texture and color,” says Beth McIntyre, senior curator at the National Museum Wales, explaining why the museum decided to participate in the show. The 104 year-old-museum in Cardiff houses one of Europe’s best collections of impressionist paintings including several evocative landscape paintings by renowned British painter JMW Turner.»

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