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Dutch Museum Discovers 'New' Van Gogh Painting

By Gerard @presurfer
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A painting dismissed for years as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van Gogh, after x-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the floral still life. 'Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses' has hung in the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the town of Otterlo, in the eastern Netherlands, since 1974, but doubts over its authorship have dogged the painting for decades.
In one of Vincent van Gogh's letters, he describes a work-in-progress depicting two male wrestlers. But no such painting was known to exist. The discovery of the hidden wrestlers, made possible by recent advances in x-ray technology, now confirms its authenticity.The Presurfer

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