Picasso's Genius Revealed: He Used Common House Paint

Art scholars get confirmation of a long-held suspicion that the boundary-pushing master used basic house paint instead of traditional artists' paint.

February 8, 2013
1:30 PM EST
Among the Picasso paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago collection, The Red Armchair is the most emblematic of his Ripolin usage and is the painting that was examined with APS X-rays at Argonne National Laboratory. | Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago