OXIA PALUS "Parc de Laberint del Horta" 2021 Medium: NeoMaster Painting on Canvas Dimensions: 101.3 x 66.0 cm (Precisely the size of Picasso’s Crouching Beggar) Edition Size: Available: 10 Numbered signed Xray Certification
"Parc de Laberint del Horta" By Santiago Rusiñol
When creating ‘The Crouching Beggar’ back in 1902, Picasso painted over art by one of his earliest influences, Santiago Rusiñol of the Catalan modernismemovement.
Researchers have now concluded that the painting underneath Picasso’s famous piece is a depiction of a hilly landscape in the Jardin Laberint d’Horta in Barcelona.
Using spectroscopic imaging, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing, Oxia Palus actualised the pentimento (the visible trace of an earlier painting) of Picasso’s ‘The Crouching Beggar’ (1902). Using a processed x-ray fluorescence image and a conditional GAN model Oxia Palus reconstructed a lost masterpiece: Rusinol’s ‘Parcdel Laberint d’Horta’, the World’s First NeoMaster.