WHAT LIES BENEATH:Cheng Shiu University’s art center is showing 75 of the Taiwanese artist’s works, alongside X-rays of some of them showing what he painted over
Date: Nov 23, 2015
By: Huang Hsu-lei and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
X-ray tests on scores of paintings by renowned Taiwanese artist Chen Cheng-po
(陳澄波) have found that more than 20 have another painting below the surface of the canvas.
Seventy-five paintings by Chen went on exhibition at Cheng Shiu University’s art center in Kaohsiung on Wednesday — with X-ray scans next to several of them, showing the hidden artwork under their surfaces.
The center sent the paintings to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital’s Kaohsiung branch to be X-rayed for study, and at least 22 underpaintings were found.
University arts maintenance and restoration center director Lee Yi-cheng (李益成) said the many of paintings uncovered by the scans were nudes of women. [FULL STORY]