Most do not notice these oversights.
To err is human. Even recognized geniuses make mistakes where this is unacceptable.
We took a fresh look at 8 of the world’s masterpieces and found a number of inaccuracies, the authors accidentally or intentionally.
This statue is the king of the Jews was carved from a single piece of Carrara marble. Despite the fact that Michelangelo is known for its anatomical accuracy, statue of David has a small defect between backbone and right shoulder blade are missing one muscle. The sculptor has failed to cut the muscle because of a defect marble in this place.
“The ninth wave”
The painting shows the waves, the crests of which are wrapped, forming an “apron”. These waves artist observed on the beach, believing that a similar go around the sea. But the waves in a storm far from shore are tapered and not like the waves that arise in the shallows.
Due to incorrect translation of the biblical book “Exodus” by Michelangelo portrayed the old Testament prophet with horns. The fact that the Hebrew word “Karnaim” can be translated as “rays” or “horns”. Thus, the phrase “skin of his Face emitted rays” in the translation was changed to “the Horned face him.”
If you look closely to the mirror, we can see that the reflection in it is not true — different position of the bottles on the bar counter, the bartender looks right, and in the mirror on the visitor. As often happens in art, the experts can not agree whether it was the idea of mana, or he made a number of unintentional errors.
Rembrandt van Rijn
This painting is full of mysteries, and her research continues. Many disputes arise about the gloves of captain Frans banning Coca — right, gloved hand, he holds the second right-hand glove. Many critics believe that the way Rembrandt has added Comedy to the whole picture. Others believe that the glove is still left, just keeps her captain for the ring finger, and a large protruding towards the viewer.
“Supper at Emmaus”
The attentive viewer can notice the fruit basket that hangs over the edge of the table, but not falling, contrary to the laws of physics. And the critics also notice that the fruit in this basket don’t match the season — the film takes place on the eve of Easter, before the autumn harvest. All these mistakes intentionally made by the artist — apples and grapes, also the shadow of the basket in the shape of a fish — symbols of Christianity and allusions to the gospel.
“The Birth Of Venus”
Although Botticelli lived during the Renaissance, which is characterized by anatomical precision in the paintings and sculptures, his paintings are far from realism. The goddess of beauty he had written with flaws, among the most noticeable — swelling in the leg and too long neck. According to one version, the mistake the artist did intentionally, trying to get away from the image of a perfect female body.
“The Sistine Madonna”
At first glance at this picture may give the impression that Pope Sixtus II on the right hand shows the fingers 6. However, during the detailed examination that can be mistaken for the 6th finger is on the inner side of the palm. But the growth on the right foot of the Madonna, which resembles one little finger can be a sign of polydactyly disease, which is characterized by a greater number of fingers.
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