Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Picasso painting found hidden beneath his famous ‘Still Life’

A hidden drawing by Pablo Picasso has been found beneath one of the artist’s abstract paintings, called “Still Life.”

A team from the Art Institute of Chicago was interested in looking more closely at the painting, which is held at the institute, to help understand its complex layers of paint and areas where the painting appears to be wrinkled. To do so, they used X-ray and infrared imaging, and to their surprise they saw a hidden drawing of “a pitcher, a mug, a rectangular object that may be a newspaper” propped up on what appears to be a tabletop or seat of a chair, the team wrote in a paper that was published July 21 in the journal SN Applied Sciences