First modified: 02/15/2022 – 08:54 PM Last modified: 02/15/2022 – 08:52 PM
London (AFP). From Leonardo da Vinci to Caravaggio, digital reproductions of six Italian masterpieces are on display in London at the UK’s first physical exhibition dedicated to NFT technology, which is generating excitement and anxiety in the art market.
The exhibition, titled “Perpetuating the History of Art,” features works “representatives of Italy, from the Renaissance to contemporary art,” said Serena Tabacchi of Cinello, which has digitally reproduced the original paintings.
Each work has been reproduced at “the highest possible resolution” in collaboration with Italian museums, he explained, and the digital copies have been certified using NFTs, computer files that allow a certificate of authenticity to be linked to a virtual object.
Theoretically tamper-proof, NFTs are designed using blockchain technology, which is the backbone of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and aims to keep collectors safe from the risk of being copied.
The six Italian works…