The exact purpose of the Paleolithic cave paintings is not known.
The earliest figurative paintings in Europe date back to the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000 to 32,000 years ago, and are found in the Chauvet Cave in France, and in the Coliboaia Cave in Romania.
Long attributed to Goya, is now thought to have been painted by the 19th-century forger Eugenic Lucas.
Elements of the painting appear to have been copied from autographed works by Goya, and the painting is therefore classified as a pastiche. Art forgery is the creating and selling of works of art which are falsely credited to other, usually more famous artists.
Art forgery can be extremely lucrative, but modern dating and analysis techniques have made the identification of forged artwork much simpler.
So even before they buy an artwork they can ask questions, they can find commonalities with the artist or artwork, and really discover whether something is interesting for them.”To do this the Artfinder team have help.