Research Exposes Hidden Figure Beneath Picasso Painting

Posted on 06/17/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeArt experts have found a depiction of a man hidden behind the surface of Pablo Picasso’s 1901 masterpiece “The Blue Room,” the Associated Press reports. The five-year study — by scientists and curators from the Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Cornell University and Delaware’s Winterthur Museum — uncovered an expressionless bearded man dressed in a jacket resting his head on his hand. But who is it? And why did Picasso paint over him? No one yet knows. >> Sign up …

Now Read This! A Patterson Disciple Steps From the Master’s Shadow

Posted on 05/23/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“I probably wouldn’t be writing fiction if James Patterson hadn’t approached me,” says 59-year-old novelist Peter de Jonge. “I was a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson [ad agency] when Jim was the creative director there. I had just started writing for magazines on the side, and he spotted some of my pieces. I became his first collaborator.” The pair wrote a trio of thrillers together, starting with Miracle on the 17th Green (1995). De Jonge got a coauthor credit on …