|Forgery: producing an article with properties that are more or less similar to an existing object, or a presumed object from a series of objects.The Purpose of the forgery is > deception. The deception is based on a false story on the subject. A material object as such cannot be faked. See also identity, similarity, properties.|
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Even with trompe l'oeuil the probability rarely rises above zero, because to see a picture as a picture, excludes, to mistake it for something else.
No one can determine by mere looking at the pictures that no one has ever been able or will be able to tell them apart by mere looking at them.
if you set the difference beyond the what is perceptible by mere looking at them, one admits that anything beyond this range constitutes a difference.
And the fact, that I might be able in the future to perceive a difference which I do not perceive now, constitutes now for me a significant aesthetic difference between the two! ... May contribute to the development of my ability.
when in fact, no difference can be perceived, then the existence of a difference is based alone on something that can be proved (or not) by other means than on looking at it.
Definition forgery: Goodman: The forgery of a work of art is an object that wrongly pretends to have a history, which is essential for the original.
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989