I love discoveries made when paintings are x-rayed. The more famous they are the fun I have peeking. Often there are paintings hidden under famous works because painters reused a canvas.
This article by Tim Leslie on the ABC website features discoveries made when x-ray technology was applied to works by Picasso, Van Gogh and other famous paintings. Visit the site because if you click on the masterpieces you can see what lies beneath.
I love the beached whale that was painted out of Anthonissen’s View of Scheveningen Sands. I can just imagine someone saying “You need to paint out that whale”. My musing of the moment is how do you paint out a whale? Why was it done?
Anyway, it’s more fun than thinking about doing the dishes so I thought to share with readers here, as part of me likes to think everyone paints over a dud sometimes.