The art of deception, the deception of art. | College of Arts

The art of deception, the deception of art.

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Sally Hickson Featured Researcher Video

Professor Hickson’s research examines the social economies of art in the Italian Renaissance –on patronage studies, collecting and collections but also the social life of works of art as objects that circulated among artists, patrons and collectors. Art itself informed and structured Renaissance sociabilities.  She is also interested in art and deception, especially in Michelangelo’s use of deception as a marketing tool over the course of his career, and in the various discourses surrounding copies, forgeries and fakes among artists and collectors.