Paul Cézanne: the curious secret hidden for 160 years in a painting by the painter

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Frame "Still life with bread and eggs" Made by Cézanne in 1865.

image source, Cincinnati Museum of Art


Painting “Still Life with Bread and Eggs” by Cézanne in 1865.

Some old tears in a 160-year-old painting led to a curious discovery.

The Cincinnati Museum of Art announced on Thursday that it found a “hidden secret” in one of the paintings by the famous French painter Paul Cezanne.

The institution’s chief curator, Serena Urry, discovered it while examining the piece “Still Life with Bread and Eggs” (1865) for possible treatment and cleaning.

After an analysis with X-rays, the expert saw a “well defined” portrait under the paint.

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