Hidden messages from artists.
Art is not only inspiration, but also a great mystery. It is often artists add their pictures interesting details or leave messages that it is impossible to notice the first time.
We collected the masterpieces of painting with unexpected secrets. Continue reading the article until the end — there you will find a bonus: one of the strangest assumptions about the “Mona Lisa”.
10. Wrong ear
“Self-Portrait with cut ear and pipe” by Vincent van Gogh is seen that the suffered the right ear of the artist. Actually got the left ear. The fact that drawing post impressionist used a mirror.
9. The picture inside of the picture
If you look at “the Old guitarist” by Pablo Picasso, you can see the silhouette of a woman. Using infrared and x-ray scientists from the art Institute of Chicago was discovered several pieces, which are hidden under the picture. Probably, the artist didn’t have enough money to buy new canvases, and he was forced to paint over the old one.
8. “Night watch” was the day
During the restoration of the Rembrandt’s “Performance of the rifle company of captain Frans banning Coca and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh” which is better known under the name “Night watch”, in 1947 it was discovered by a thick layer of soot. After clearing it turned out that the events depicted on canvas, be day, not night.
7. The anatomical code of the Sistine chapel
The brain image can be seen not only in the “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo, but in another fresco of the Sistine chapel — “the Separation of light from darkness”. Look at the neck of the God, if to impose on it a picture of the human brain from the lower angle, you get a perfect match.
6. A symbol of strength
In the mural, “David and Goliath” by Michelangelo encoded the Hebrew letter “Gimel”, which in the mystical tradition of the Kabbalah’s power.
5. Strabismus Rembrandt
Margaret Livingston and Bevil Conway has studied the self-portraits of Rembrandt and proved that the artist suffered from strabismus. Due to illness of the artist perceived the world not as other men, and saw reality not in 3D, but in 2D. However, due to stereotipati Rembrandt and created their immortal masterpieces.
4. Revenge lovers
One of the most famous paintings of Gustav Klimt depicts Adele Bloch-Bauer. Order portrait of my wife the artist made magnate Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. He found out about the affair Adele and Klimt, that after hundreds of sketches, the painter will hate the mistress. Routine work really made it so that the feelings of the model and the artist was cool.
3. The prediction of the end of the world
Italian researcher Sabrina Sforza Galicia has proposed an unusual interpretation of “the last supper” by Leonardo da Vinci. She was sure that in his picture the artist has left the prediction of the end of the world, which will happen on 21 March 4006. To understand this, the researcher figured out the mathematical-astrological cipher “the last supper”.
2. The world in yellow tones
Almost all the paintings of Vincent van Gogh is mainly yellow. Professor Paul Wolff explains this is a side effect of medication for epilepsy, which changes the perception of color. The world of the artist could really look like how we see his paintings.
1. Mozart and the masons
There is some evidence that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart belonged to the movement of the Freemasons. Even his childhood portrait of authorship Antonio Lorenzoni you can see the Masonic symbolism hidden hands that show the hierarchy of a secret society.
Bonus: Toothless Mona Lisa
Art historian and dentist, Joseph hell have carefully studied Leonardo da Vinci and said he had the secret smile of this woman. He believes that the Mona Lisa was missing front teeth and that is what influenced the look on her face.
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