In the past paintings were mostly rejected as a result of a visual examination.

The opinion of the expert was largely dependent on how good his memory was or how skilled he was at performing critical comparative analysis from photo transparencies. These transparencies were usually 4 x 5 inches (20 sq. In.) and less frequently 5 x 8 inches (40 sq. In.) By comparison we now use monitors that are 25 inches tall, 29 inches wide and that display about 725 square inches. This is 18 times larger than the largest transparencies of the past and 36 times larger than the usual ones. Immense difference.

Having a vast knowledge of the life of Vincent van Gogh is not a guarantee that someone is able to determine from looking at a painting or drawing if it was or was not painted or sketched by van Gogh.

Today, thanks to the great progress made in the development of various technologies in the past few decades, we have the convenience of using forensic investigative methods, scientific materials testing and special photography.

Not only are we now extracting far more information about the paintings we are investigating but strategies now exist on how to compare and use this data.

As a result, paintings and drawings that have been rejected in the past; even just a few years ago; can now be re-examined using today’s technologies and information resources.

If you own a painting or drawing that is possibly by van Gogh but that has been rejected we strongly encourage you to discuss it with us.

Applying today’s scientific resources and information technologies, you might be able to finally get confirmation that your van Gogh is indeed authentic.