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10 mysteries hidden in the world's greatest paintings

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Ten secrets hidden in famous paintings


Do you love art as much as we do? If so, this article will reveal a lot. As we all know, art is not only a source of inspiration, but also a great mystery, as artists often add little unique details in their paintings or leave information that cannot be discovered at first glance. In this article we've gathered some surprising secrets.


10 mysteries hidden in the world's greatest paintings

1.  The wrong ear 

Vincent van Gogh is the greatest Dutch painter, best known for his masterpieces such as Starry Night and Iris, which strongly influenced 20th century art. In the self-portrait with bandaged ears, the artist appears to be in a room of a yellow house at three quarters, the right ear damaged, but the left ear had already been cut off, but history has clarified this and shows that he was very confused and seems to have lost his mind when he painted this picture.

The wrong ear

2. The painting under the painting 

If you look closely at the old guitarist Pablo Picasso, you will see a ghost behind a human head in the middle of the painting. After taking infrared and X-ray images, graphic researchers at the Art Institute of Chicago discovered other shapes hidden beneath it. The painters probably didn't have enough money to buy new canvases and had to paint on old ones, but painters often reused old paintings or rebuilt them because some of them lived below the poverty line.

The painting under the painting

3.   The Night Watch is set at daytime

One of Rembrandt's greatest paintings from the golden age of his career, this painting depicts a fully equipped militia preparing to carry out a mission.During restoration in 1947, a thick layer of soot was removed from the painting, after which it became clear that the scene depicted in the painting did not take place at night, but in broad daylight.

The Night Watch is set at daytime

4. The Sistine Chapel’s anatomical code

This is a painting by Michelangelo. Some American neuropsychology experts believe that it contains anatomical clues and believe that the right side of the image is an anatomically correct picture of a giant brain. Even the most complex parts of the brain, such as the visual cerebellum, nerves, and pituitary gland, can be seen. At the same time, the transparent green band corresponds to the room.

The Sistine Chapel’s anatomical code

Yet another mural in the Sistine Church hides an image of the brain in the separation of light and dark. I want you to look at the neck on the panel of "The Creation of Adam," and if you superimpose it on the image of a human being, the same lines overlap perfectly.

Brain on the neck of adam's creation panel

 The roof of the Sistine Chapel is a 500-year-old mystery, which makes us wonder how many other enigmas are hidden in this picture.

5. The symbol of strength

The images of David and Goliath in another Sistine fresco by Michelangelo symbolize the Hebrew sign gimel, which symbolizes power in the Kabbalah tradition, and the figures in this painting are very powerful, which is not surprising.

The symbol of strength

6. Rembrandt’s squint 

Artists Margaret Livingston and Beville Conway studied Rembrandt's self-portraits and showed that the painter suffered from stereoscopic blindness. His private life led the artist to perceive the world in a slightly different way. He saw reality in 2D rather than 3D, but it is possible that this blindness helped Graham Brandt to create his timeless masterpieces, which is further proof that a person can do anything and achieve results despite all obstacles if they want to.

Rembrandt’s squint

7. Vengeance to lovers 

Gustave Klimt describes Adele Bloch Bauer as one of the most famous paintings commissioned by her husband, Ferdinand Bloch Bauer, claiming that Adele and Clement had an extramarital affair and suggesting that after drawing hundreds of paintings, the painter hated the routine of his mistress, which made the feelings between model and artist wonderful.


Vengeance to lovers

8. Prediction of the end of the world 

Italian researcher Sabrina Forza Galizia has proposed an unusual interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper," claiming that the painter left words on the canvas predicting the end of the world What will happen on March 21, 4006 To reach this conclusion To do so, researchers deciphered the mathematics of the patches and the zeros of the triangle and discovered that this is not the only mystery of the Last Supper, Christ, the apostles and the bread hands on the table form something that can be interpreted as musical notation and sounds like a short melody to be sure.


Prediction of the end of the world

9. The world in yellow

Paul Wolf explains that a side effect of epilepsy treatment, which alters the sense of colour, is that the artist's world can look like his paintings, but Van Gogh was known to love absinthe, which contains tougone, which, if consumed in moderation, can make him see everything in yellow. There's another legend that says if you drink it in moderation, you can see everything in yellow.


The world in yellow

10. Mozart and the Masons 

The evidence that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a Freemason, even in the form of a child of Pietro Antonio Lorenz Oni, we can see the symbol of the Masons through hidden hands, the symbol of the meeting refers to the hierarchy of the secret societies.


Mozart and the Masons


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