Out of The Shadows - Unravelling the Mystery of Hidden Masterpieces

For hundreds of years, the public has only seen the surfaces of famous masterpieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Now, through a melding of innovative scientific techniques and art connoisseurship, completely different paintings, and important clues about the artists themselves are being uncovered one layer at a time by members of the Holland Rembrandt Research Project and scientists from the University of Delft. This fascinating investigation into material-science, allows art historians to enter an artist’s psyche and uncover the hidden paintings that often lie unseen, behind some of the world’s greatest masterworks. 

*Premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


Created by


Kevin Sullivan & Trudy Grant 


Kevin Sullivan & Taylor Sullivan 


Kevin Sullivan 

Key Cast

Donald Sutherland, Ernst van der Wetering, Joris Dik