Chapter 7

Authenticity: Genuine Creations

Question: Do I act in a manner that is true to my beliefs and that clearly articulates who I am and what I stand for?


The Supper at Emmaus, Han van Meegeren(Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Loan: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Foundation. Photographer: Studio Tromp)


The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer(Photograph: Getty Images)

Authenticity is one of those words with many synonyms (e.g., genuine, real, original) and antonyms (fake, copy, imitation, forgery). In this chapter, we have presented two images. ...

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