A hidden painting was discovered underneath Pablo Picasso’s The Blue Room.
The hidden Pablo Picasso painting was first discovered in the 1990’s when an x-ray showed a blurry image of something underneath the painting. At the time, it wasn’t know what this something was. However, due to infrared scans, art conservators were able to see a clear image of a bearded man wearing a bow tie and leaning on his hand, reports the Associated Press.
It’s unknown who the man in this painting is. Art experts have ruled out that it’s a self portrait of Pablo Picasso. Experts are hoping to be able to get a clear enough scan of the hidden painting of the man with the bow tie so that they can make a digital recreation, the Associated Press notes.
This isn’t the first time that a hidden painting has been discovered under one of Pablo Picasso;s works. Hidden images have also been discovered under La Vie and Woman Ironing.