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Terry Engelder used his geological background to find patterns in how historic works of art fracture. He's studied the Mona Lisa, and other works, to gain a better understanding of the materials, paints and painting methods used during that period.

Terry Engelder, a Penn State geoscientist, uses his geological expertise to find patterns in how historic works of art fracture. He's studied the Mona Lisa, and other works, to gain a better understanding of the materials, paints and painting methods used during that period. His hobby, craquelure, also prevents the masterpieces from being counterfeited because it's impossible to recreate the exact patterns found in the paintings.

IMAGE: Penn State