ChemMatters Video - Episode 6: Is that “priceless” painting the real deal or a cheap fake?
Summary: When it comes to detecting art forgery, the stakes are high. Paintings and sculptures carry price tags of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. A chemical analysis can validate the price, or trash it. In this episode of ChemMatters, find out about the scientific techniques, many based on chemistry, used to examine paintings at the molecular level and determine whether they are fakes or the real deal.