Photo of a cup of paintbrushes against a brightly painted background

Interdisciplinary team of physics and art history faculty develop technology capable of identifying false artworks

CWRU researchers developing technique that could identify fake artworks using artificial intelligence Kenneth Singer, the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Elizabeth Bolman, chair of the art history department, and Michael Hinczewski, associate professor of physics, discussed a newly university-developed computer technique that can identify with near certainty which artist made a particular painting based on tiny details of brush marks that can’t be controlled by the artist and aren’t visible to the naked eye.