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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Scientists Reveal Hidden Degas Portrait

A self-portrait by Edgar Degas. A self-portrait by Edgar Degas. Wikipedia

Researchers in Australia have revealed a hidden portrait under Edgar Degas’ Portrait of a Woman thanks to powerful X-rays used to examine the work’s many layers. Experts believe that the portrait depicts Emma Dobigny—one of Degas’ most popular muses. Researchers have known about the hidden portrait for years, but conventional X-rays were not strong enough to expose the work’s details.

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