Das Phänomen der Fälschung (in) der Kunstgeschichte seit dem Florentiner Ottocento
Hitherto, art forgeries have merely been perceived as a shadow of art history. In fact, they are not only interwoven with it in manifold ways, but also part of the (global) cultural transfer. The forgeries of Giovanni Bastianini and Wolfgang Beltracchi, for example, arise against the background of a changing European art history from its development as a scientific discipline in the 19th century and a national concept of art to its erosion in the 21st century due to an increasingly globalized concept of art. In the context of this history of art history, forgeries are analyzed both as part of the reception history of a work of art and in their interaction with art history.