Monday, February 25, 2008

Master Painter (and Forger) Zhang Daqian at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In addition to being an important painter and collector, Zhang Daqian was also a master forger. The NY Times has a multimedia gizmo that allows the viewer to double click comment balloons to explain some of the clever tricks employed by Zhang to not only create the artwork but to also assemble a plausible narrative of the provenance.

Link to NY Times Multimedia Article
Link to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston