"Enchanted Pose" - the last fragment of the picture of Magritte found in Brussels
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The missing last part of the picture of the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte was found under another work by the artist in a museum in Brussels using an x-ray study.
The last, the fourth part of the picture "Enchanted Pose" (1927), Magritte was under his work "God is not a saint", created by him from 1935 to 1936. The painting "Enchanted Pose" depicts two women leaning on pillars. The Royal Art Museum of Belgium, in cooperation with the European Center for Archeometry at the University of Liege, discovered the last fragment of the puzzle last month using radiographic imaging.
"Roentgen allows you to see what’s behind the picture," said Professor David Lieber of the University of Liege. "Enchanted Pose" was recorded in Magritte’s work catalog, but he cut the picture and again used the canvas in 1932, most likely to save money.
The first part was found in 2013 under the image of Magritte in 1935 "Portrait" in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two other parts were found in Stockholm and Norwich. Full work was completely restored in the Magritte Museum, where more than 40 paintings by the artist are located.