Secret Picasso painting found HIDDEN beneath famous artwork – after strange ‘wrinkle’ was spotted
by Harry Pettit
DRAWINGS by legendary artist Pablo Picasso have been discovered hidden beneath one of his most famous paintings.
The sketches of a mug and what could be a newspaper were scribbled on a canvas eventually used by the Spanish genius for his 1922 work “Still Life”.
Picasso, who is thought to have made roughly 50,000 artworks during his lifetime, was known to reuse canvases by painting over previous drawings.
The new find by researchers at the Art Institute of Chicago is unusual in that he appears to have blocked the drawing from view using a “thick white layer” of paint before crafting the abstract piece, Live Science reports.