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Museum Finds Sketches Hidden in Modigliani Painting

Curators at an Israeli museum recently discovered three previously unknown sketches by celebrated 20th-century artist Amedeo Modigliani hiding beneath the surface of one of his paintings.

The unfinished works by Modigliani, an Italian-born artist who worked in Paris before his death in 1920, came to light after the canvas of “Nude with a Hat” at the University of Haifa’s Hecht Museum was X-rayed as part of a forensic study of his work for an upcoming exhibit in Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press.

Modigliani is considered one of the 20th century’s great Modernist artists. One of his paintings, “Reclining Nude,” fetched over $170 million when it was sold at auction in 2015, making it one of the most expensive paintings ever sold. Another was sold in 2018 for $157 million at auction.

The X-ray photography was conducted ahead of an exhibition of Modigliani’s works at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. The exhibit is slated to open on Oct. 16 and will explore the artist’s working methods and materials based on forensic study of dozens of Modigliani’s paintings and sculptures loaned from collections around the world.

Gilding Week Slated for This Month in NYC

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Learn traditional eater gilding on panels at Fall Gilding Week, scheduled for Oct. 25-27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at Sepp Leaf’s offices (381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10016).

Charles Douglas, owner of Charles Douglas Gilding Studio in Oak Harbor, WA, will lead the class. Douglas, who has over 40 years of experience, specializes in traditional water gilding, oil gilding, and glass gilding for custom gilded frames and artist’s panels, furniture, architectural elements, and the restoration of gilded antiques.

Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Visit to register.

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