It's believed a student painted over a Titian portrait, transforming a mother and daughter into Biblical characters . . .
. . . but fails to sell at auction
Although it was expected to sell for up to $14 million, the uncovered Titian portrait didn't receive a single bid . . .
An x-ray like no other
If you bring a painting to a hospital, will they x-ray it for you? Apparently if you ask nicely . . .
Titian . . . or School of Titian?
Christie's sold a painting for £8000, claiming it was from the "School of Titian". One cleaning later, it was declared the real deal and sold for £64 million . . .
"Long-lost" art collection?
The sellers claimed these paintings had been hidden during the war. Scientific examination showed something else . . .
Check out this exhibition from the National Gallery in London: "Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes, and Discoveries" . . .
No two fingerprints
This art restorer can attribute paintings by the fingerprints left behind—or can he?
Real-World Art Discoveries
Can you really x-ray a painting at a hospital? Would an auction house really overlook a major work of art? Many of the more outlandish moments in UNDER THE EGG were actually inspired by real-life events.
Check out the links below to discover more stranger-than-fiction discoveries in the art world.