Scientists told about the secret work of Picasso under the noses of the Gestapo
Scientists from northwestern University in Evanston (USA) found out where was made the famous five bronze sculptures of Pablo Picasso during the Second world war. They told about it at conference of the American scientific society in Austin, RIA Novosti reported.
These sculptures were kept in the National Museum Picasso in Paris and was created during the occupation of France. That is why the history of their creation were unknown: the art of the artist in the period it was banned as “degenerate.” In addition, all the supplies of bronze were confiscated for the needs of the Wehrmacht.
American experts have established the exact chemical and isotopic composition of the sculptures, and compared the data with the chemical composition and the spectrum of bronze, which used the well-known casters, who worked with Picasso in Paris and in other cities where he lived.
It turned out that the five statues were cast in the workshop of the famous caster Rebecca Emile (Emile Robecchi) in Paris. The composition of the alloy and its chemical characteristics were different for each statue. According to scientists, this suggests that Rebecca worked underground and constantly faced with shortages of supply of copper and tin.