Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hidden Van Gough Portrait Discovered

Vincent Van Gogh is thought to have regularly painted over his paintings. Using a new technique using "synchrotron radiation induced X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy", which is an improvement on X-ray radiography, a new portrait has been revealed. X-ray radiography has been used in the past to show painted over layers in famous paintings. The new technique was used to reveal the portrait of a yet unidentified female in Van Gogh's "Patch of Grass".

Pictures along with more detail are available at Fox News.,2933,395042,00.html

"A previously unknown portrait of a woman by Vincent van Gogh has been revealed in a high-tech look beneath another of his paintings, it was announced today.
Behind the painting, done mostly in greens and blues, is a portrait of a woman rendered in browns and reds.


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