July 31, 2008

What's hiding in Van Gogh's "Patch of Grass."

I love arty science stories.

(AMSTERDAM, Netherlands) — A team of European scientists unveiled on Wednesday a new method for extracting images hidden under old masters' paintings, recreating a color portrait of a woman's face unseen since Vincent van Gogh painted over it in 1887.

[...] While not exact in every detail, the image produced is a woman's head that may be the same model Van Gogh painted in a series of portraits leading up to the 1885 masterpiece "The Potato Eaters."

Scientists Recreate Van Gogh Portrait - TIME

(via Truemors)

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