Scientists use AI, X-rays, and 3D printing to reveal a hidden Picasso

The Blind Man’s Meal is among the most important artworks of Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period, but it also shares a canvas with a more mysterious painting. Underneath the oil paint lies a portrait of a naked woman in the shape of a heart. Picasso had painted over the picture, which wasn’t unusual for the artist when money was tight. The painting had been concealed since 1903, but a combination of AI, stereoscopic imaging, and 3D printing has peeled back the cover. Dubbed The Lonesome Crouching Nude, the painting was first discovered via X-ray. Credit: Oxia Palus Discovering the painting Scholars…This...

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