Tiny Caravaggio self-portrait revealed by technology

particolareBaccoA tiny self-portrait of Caravaggio hidden in one of his most acclaimed works can be seen clearly for the first time after cutting-edge technology was used to peer through decades of grime.

The tiny image of the Renaissance master is hidden in a carafe of wine in his 1597 oil painting Bacchus, one of his most acclaimed works which hangs in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.  It shows a man, thought to be Caravaggio at the age of 25, with dark curly hair, peeping out from the inside of the carafe.  He is holding a paint brush and working at an easel. The tiny figure’s nose, eyes and the collar around his neck are visible. The self-portrait appears in the reflected light that plays on the surface of the wine…. READ MORE … BY NICK SQUIRES FOR Telegraph.co.uk

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