Danish Rembrandts upgraded
Once again, the press gets it wrong. There is a huge difference between a "fake" (something designed to deceive), a work "in the style of" (artists have tried out other artists' styles for centuries), and a work by one of the artist's students or followers. You can safely bet that nine times out of ten, when the headlines talk about "fake" Old Masters, they really mean something belonging to one of the last two categories.
International art experts had reevaluated 10 canvases that bear Rembrandt's signature, but were kept in storage facilities for years because they were believed to be copies made by his students.
The five experts concluded that two of the paintings were done by Rembrandt himself, museum director Allis Helleland said on Wednesday. . .
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