An unknown self-portrait by Paul Cezanne was found under his painting Still Life with Bread and Eggs. It was found on an X-ray scan. This is reported by Hypebeast.
Employees of the Cincinnati Museum of Art, where the canvas is stored, drew attention to cracks on its surface. Such defects are often found in old paintings. But in this case, they were not located on the entire canvas, but only in two places.
Tiny flashes of white paint were visible under the cracks. Museum curators scanned the painting with a portable X-ray machine and then processed the resulting images on a computer. The photographs showed white flecks, indicating buildup of lead paint.
Given the position of the body, the museum staff concluded that it is a self-portrait by Cézanne. The man looked at the audience, but at the same time sat half turned. According to experts, if the artist captured another person, then he would probably be in full growth.
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