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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Van Gogh Portrait Revealed


Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands utilized the super fancy-schmancy process of “synchrotron radiation induced X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy” to reveal a previously painted portrait under Vincent Van Gogh’s “Patch of Grass.”

In case this technology ever becomes commonplace, I’m going to greet the science dorks with hidden messages in my paintings like “empirical observation is for milksops”, or “Ptolemy’s model is deplorable.” Burn.


(Van Gogh’s “Patch of Grass” — unaltered view)

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