Fun discoveries made when X-ray technology are applied to paintings

screenshot of websiteI 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.

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2 Responses to Fun discoveries made when X-ray technology are applied to paintings

  1. Anneliese says:

    Thank you for this very interesting link.

  2. Barbara M says:

    I enjoyed delving beneath the layers! Thanks for the link, Sharon .
    Barbara M

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