New computer program identifies fake art

Anonymous Reader writes “Dartmouth College researchers have launched a new mathematical sequential program that aids in identifying real art from fake replicas.

The technique of complex analytical formulas was made public on Monday at the National Academy of Sciences. The program basically takes a high-resolution digital image of the art and compares it to the artist’s style.

The program identifies the brush strokes and unique penmanship and then compares it to other works of the artists to make a positive identification.”