It is well known that some paintings hide certain mysteries left for viewers to interpret. Here we have a list of 10 secrets unnoticeable at first glance.
The Night Watch is set at daytime
After it was cleaned of a thick layer of soot during the restoration, Rembrandt’s The Night Watch revealed that the scene takes place in daylight.
Mozart and the Masons
A Masonic symbol of a hidden hand which indicates a hierarchical rank in the secret society can be noticed in Mozart’s child portrait by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, therefore implying he might be one of the Masons.
The painting under the painting
When we take a close look at Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist, there is a dim silhouette behind the man’s head, and other shapes were discovered after infrared and X-ray images. It is most probable that the artist was short of money, so he had to use the old canvases.
The Sistine Chapel’s anatomical code
Not only is an image of the human brain discernible in Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, but it is visible in one more fresco of the Sistine Chapel – The Separation of Light and Darkness, as well. It can be seen on God’s neck.
The symbol of strength
Another fresco of the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel reveals a symbol, this time in the shape of the Hebrew letter gimel, a symbol of strength. Those are the figures of David and Goliath.
The wrong ear
Vincent Van Gogh painted a self-portrait with an injured right ear instead of the left one. Some say this is because he used a mirror to create the picture.
It was concluded on the basis of Rembrandt’s self-portraits that he suffered from stereo blindness, which means that he saw reality in 2D instead of 3D. However, this condition might have helped him to create all those wonderful paintings.
The world in yellow
It is possible that a side effect of an epilepsy remedy changes color perception, which might have happened to Van Gogh since in his paintings yellow is a rather dominant color.
Vengeance to lovers
One of the most famous paintings by Gustav Klimt was the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which was just one of the many of the kind. These were ordered by her husband when he found that they had an affair, this move caused Klimt and Adele’s feelings to cool down.
Prediction of the end of the world
The Italian researcher Sabrina Sforza Galitzia proposed that Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper predicted the end of the world on March 21, 4006, according to its mathematical and astrological code.
Extra: Toothless Mona Lisa
An expert on art and a dentist Joseph Borkowski claims that La Gioconda had lost her front teeth, which influenced her facial expression.