Category Archives: X-Ray Art

X-Ray Your City’s Street Network, With a Bit of Code

A new open-source tool lets users compare the structure of cities around the world. A city’s street network is like its skeleton—a foundation for features like pipes, electrical lines, buildings, and public spaces. Geoff Boeing, an urban planning scholar at … Continue reading

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X-ray uncovers hidden portrait beneath famed Degas painting

A powerful X-ray technique recently helped solve a mystery that has stumped the art world for years by revealing a hidden portrait beneath a painting by French impressionist artist Edgar Degas. The long-puzzled-over image concealed behind Degas’ “Portrait of a Woman” … Continue reading

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X-ray exhibition marks artist’s return to health after serious illness

Boo Beaumont, an artist known for her use of X‑rays and MRI machines, held her first major exhibition this spring since falling ill three years ago. Her experience gave her a poignant insight and deeply personal point of view into the … Continue reading

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From X-Rays to Art

Where most radiologists look at an ultrasound and see a bladder indented by a very large prostate gland, Sue Summerton saw the Liberty Bell. In every x-ray, she saw art. So, she turned her unique point of view into a business, … Continue reading

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Cartoon Character X-Rays

French artist Chris Panda created a series of illustrations which let us see the bones of cartoon, video game, and pop culture icons. Check them out below, and enjoy! Check out more photos here.  

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Ever Wondered What Was Underneath These Famous Paintings?

Thanks to Gizmodo, wonder no more! X-rays have revealed the secrets of Picasso, van Anthonissen, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and more. We’ve shared the secrets behind Picasso’s Blue Room before, and today we’re sharing a few more secrets with you. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Spectacular X-Ray Nature Photography

The natural world is full of surprises and hidden beauty. It’s so easy to simply walk right by countless amazing things every day without noticing just how many wonders are all around us. That’s part of the inspiration behind Hugh … Continue reading

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