These Secret Artistic Masterpieces Were Hidden Beneath Other Paintings

Over the centuries, it has been common to reuse canvases and paint over murals, meaning that many great works of art have been lost between layers of paint. Fortunately, modern technology and notes on the originals lets us see those hidden masterpieces once again. » 8/26/14 3:30pm 8/26/14 3:30pm

Painting of a Mystery Man Was Hidden Under Picasso's "The Blue Room"

Curators have been studying Picasso's "The Blue Room"—one of the highlights of the artist's early 20th-century "blue period" —since 2008, and they've discovered it was painted over another work: a portrait of an unidentified man. » 6/17/14 3:57pm 6/17/14 3:57pm

Check out Pablo Picasso's hypnotic 'light drawings' from 1949

Back in 1949, LIFE magazine's Gijon Mili paid Pablo Picasso a visit at his home in the South of France. Mili, who was a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, showed Picasso some of his photos of ice skaters with tiny lights attached to their skates and jumping in the dark. The preeminent artist was so taken by… » 12/13/12 7:20am 12/13/12 7:20am

Picasso's Guernica, now featuring the X-Men

Pablo Picasso's mural-sized painting Guernica commemorated the tragedy and chaos of the Spanish Civil War. Cynthia Rodgers' reinterpretation of the famous painting thrusts a very different set of subjects into that Cubist chaos: the X-Men. » 6/16/12 9:30am 6/16/12 9:30am

Oh look, the dissected organs of Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh, and…

To advertise Brazil's Museu de Arte de São Paulo Art School, the advertising firm of DDB Brazil pinned the famous painters down like classroom dissection frogs. Dalí's innards aren't all that different from his dinner parties. » 5/01/12 12:00pm 5/01/12 12:00pm

Picasso's Guernica, from the inside out

For an Absolut-sponsored mural in Rome, artist Ron English took another look at Pablo Picasso's landmark commentary on the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, by reimagining it as an x-ray. Still horrific, in a whole new way. [Geekosystem] » 6/11/10 8:30am 6/11/10 8:30am

Picasso-Inspired Paintings Melt Familiar Superhero Faces

Superheroes are often depicted with exaggerated features, but the artists known as WonderBros take it a step further. Their paintings grossly distort the facial features of familiar superheroes and villains, inspired by the facial distortions found in Pablo Picasso's art. » 12/02/09 11:00am 12/02/09 11:00am

Pablo Picasso Was Inspired by Octopus-On-Girl Action [NSFW]

Pablo Picasso's paintings had numerous influences, from the old masters to African artifacts. A new exhibit explores a heretofore little-studied influence on Picasso's work: Japanese erotic art, including some of the tentacled variety. » 11/10/09 8:30am 11/10/09 8:30am