File - This undated handout image provided by The Phillips Collection shows Picasso’s The Blue Room, painted in 1901. (AP photo/The Phillips Collection)
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Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.After the portrait was discovered, conservators have been using other technology to scan the painting for further insights.Scholars are researching who this man might be and why Picasso painted him.Favero has been collaborating with other experts to scan the painting with multi-spectral imaging technology and X-ray fluorescence intensity mapping to try to identify and map the colors of the hidden painting. They would like to recreate a digital image approximating the colors Picasso used.Hidden pictures have been found under other important Picasso paintings.Conservators found a portrait of a mustached man beneath Picasso's painting "Woman Ironing" at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan.
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