Master forger reveals his secrets

Master forger reveals his secrets

Using a mixture of clay, earth dug up in the nearby Jumbles Country Park and cigarette ash (in an attempt to get the right surface texture), Shaun Greenhalgh fired the sculpture of a faun in three pieces before crudely glueing them together with Araldite.

The Renaissance Art Collection of a Powerful Italian Family comes to Auckland
The art and lives of a Florentine dynasty will be revealed in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence which opens on Saturday 2 September 2017.
Drawn from the extensive private art collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, the exhibition features Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Andrea del Sarto and Pontormo.
It will be the first time this collection has toured outside Italy and the first time a Florentine private collection will be displayed in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Corsini Collection provides a window onto the Corsini family’s continuing passion for art and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which have prevailed through the devastation of World War II and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood in Florence in 1966.

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