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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013 3:04 pm 
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Conservators at Madrid’s Prado Museum have uncovered a rare portrait of Louis I, Duke of Orléans, son of Charles V of France and brother of Charles VI, hidden under overpaint in The Agony in the Garden, a 15th-century French painting depicting Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane while Peter, John and James slumber. The museum first encountered the work in February of 2011, when the private owner offered it to the Prado for study and potential acquisition. The lab gave it the full analytical monty: ultraviolet photography, X-rays, Infra-red reflectography, tests on the pigments and the panel.

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013 8:20 pm 
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Look at how St. Agnes hides her belly - she must be pregnant!

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TCP wrote:
Look at how St. Agnes hides her belly - she must be pregnant!

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I think they should start making Jesus pregnant - now that would really be a miracle! A man giving birth. Love it!

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TCP wrote:
Look at how St. Agnes hides her belly - she must be pregnant!

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Morning sickness could explain why she's wide awake and the disciples are dozing.

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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2013 1:36 pm 
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I don't think St.Agnes was pregnant;unless the model was and it was done to hide the fact.
patrons royal and otherwise were often depicited with their patron saint or some saint they had a particular devotion to in old paintings of the period. What I'd like to know is who commissioned the painting and why was Louis painted over.


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