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What Secrets Lurk Behind the Surface of Old Paintings?

Modern technology and old fashioned ingenuity reveal some surprising findings

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Vincent Van Gogh did it and Pablo Piccaso did too. Artists painted over canvases for many reasons. Sometimes they didn’t like what they were doing. Or they couldn’t afford a new canvas. They were called ‘starving’ for a reason. But sometimes…




There are a treasure trove of stories about art and the people who make it. This publication invites writers to delve into the lives of artists and the tales behind some of the world’s great art.

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