Picasso Painting Returns to Met

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Pablo Picasso painting that was damaged in January when a woman accidentally fell into it, causing a six-inch tear, is back on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picasso painted "The Actor" during his Rose Period, when he was just 23 years old and extremely poor. Three months of work by conservators has largely restored the 105-year old painting to its original state.

But, as The New York Times reports, there is one change. The painting is now safely ensconced behind plexiglass. They also have a very nice slideshow that explores the seemingly complicated history of the canvas.

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