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    X-rays reveal portrait hiding beneath Degas masterpiece

    Portrait of a Woman by French impressionist Edgar Degas looks like it’s hiding something. Degas completed the work between 1878 and 1880, and as early as 1922, the faint outline of an earlier work started to creep through the thin oil paint.

    Now researchers know what exactly lies beneath. Australian researchers used a synchrotron to scan the painting with radiation targeting specific...

    08/04/2016 - 09:00 Chemistry, Technology, Science & Society