Authenticity of Art

The genuineness of a piece of art is the basic real of all that is transmissible from its start, ranging from its proof and its substantive duration, to the occurrences of its past events. The presence of the original is vital to the concept of authenticity. While mechanical reproduction may not actually touch the work of art, it is believed that the quality of the presence of production of craft objects (or its authenticity) always depreciates in value and quality.

Many of the most often-discussed issues of authenticity have centered on the crime of falsely making a work of art. Art forgery involves artworks whose history of reproduction is  represented misleadingly by someone and presented to an audience, often for profits. Often, the art creator represents a work in the style of a famous artist and passes it off as being the actual work of the famous artist .In order to achieve this, sometimes the defrauding artist forges a signature or produces a false certificate of authenticity.

Authenticity is definitely relevant to art. Whenever the term “authentic” is used in aesthetics, a good first question to ask is, Authentic as opposed to what; what is its relevance in the context? Despite the widely different contexts in which the authentic/inauthentic is applied in expression of beauty as applied in the fine arts, the distinction nevertheless tends to form around two different paradigms. First, works of art can possess what we may call putative authenticity, defined simply as the correct identification of the authorship, or origin of an artwork, ensuring, as the term signifies, that an object of aesthetic experience is properly named. However, the concept of authenticity often implies and explains something else, having to do with an object’s feature or trait as a true revelation of an individual’s or a society’s relative worth and tenets. This second sense of authenticity can be called expressive authenticity.

Modern technology has presented a benefit that is also a liability in dealing with art forgeries. It serves a a desirable thing of value to lawful artists and authenticators, enabling them to recognise, market and sell original and real works with ease, but the same invention simultaneously enables art forgers to hone their skills and improvise on their abilities, and makes it more difficult for authorities to identify and prosecute them as they escape discovery of their crime. Forward and technologically ahead forgers use top of the line software to copy an artist’s every brush stroke with accuracy and then sell their false merchandise through online distribution networks where quality control procedures are often lacking or non-existent. These sophisticated procedures of reproduction and distribution can make it next to impossible for buyers to detect forged works of art before making a purchase.

Each work of art is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, which shows where and when the art was created and by whom.
http://wiki.media-culture.org.au/index.php/New_Media_Art_-_Authenticity
http://artid.com/members/art_marketing/blog/post/1796-free-creative-approaches-to-fighting-art-forgery
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One Response to “Authenticity of Art”

  1. I’m really glad that you stood up for authenticity. Of course, I don’t know who you are because this was written anonymously. Interesting in this context, isn’t it? I also considered the question of whether I want all my posts here to be able to be quoted back at me forever. I’m working on the answer.

    Ah, the fabulousness of make-up blog comments! Have a nice second semester! mwahs Peter C

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