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News: Raphael’s Madonna and Lost Landscapes 07/02/2011

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Several news outlets have the story that Raphael’s celebrated Madonna at the Pitti (see yesterday’s post)  has a hidden landscape in the black background of the picture. The black background was added at a later date – perhaps the sixteenth century. X-rays have revealed hints of Raphael’s hidden world.