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Artificial intelligence reveals Picasso’s 118-year-old secret

Artificial intelligence revealed the nude picture that has been hidden for 118 years in Picasso’s “The Blind Man’s Meal”.

Even 48 years after his death, Pablo Picasso continues to surprise art lovers. A nude painting was recently found hidden under the artist’s 1903 painting “The Blind Man’s Meal.”

The hidden picture, now known as “The Lonesome Crouching Nude,” was first discovered in 2010 using X-ray fluorescent (XRF) imaging. Oxia Palus, a London-based art technology firm, then used AI technology to recreate the painting. And the artwork that was hidden for 118 years was revealed.

According to luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report, Oxia Palus first produced a rough picture sketch using XRF imaging technology. Then the computer filled in the rest of the work, following brushstrokes similar to Picasso’s paintings at that time. Next, the image was 3D printed on canvas, making it look like an actual oil painting.

“I hope Picasso will be happy to know that 48 years after his death and 118 years after the painting was hidden, the treasure he has hidden for posterity is finally revealed,” George Can, co-founder of Oxia Palus, told Robb Report.


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