Mystical secrets encrypted in world famous paintings
Fine art can not only inspire, but also torture our brain with secrets and riddles. On the canvases of great artists, weird meticulous details or even messages are often found that can only be deciphered after hundreds of years.
Eyed art critics do not sit still: give them only the will to take apart each canvas into molecules! Stunning results are not long in coming. This collection of pearls of world painting is fraught with intrigue, which you may hear for the first time. A surprise awaits you at the end: one of the most amazing hypotheses about the smile of the mysterious Mona Lisa.
Coincidence? What do you think?
The night watch turned out to be daytime
“Night Watch” (Dutch: Nachtwacht) - the name by which Rembrandt’s group portrait “The performance of the rifle company of Captain Frans Bunning Coc and Lieutenant Willem van Reutenburg”, traditionally known, was written in 1642.
During the restoration in the mid-twentieth century, the work of Rembrandt's “Night Watch” was thoroughly cleaned of soot.
No one expected the canvas to change so much: it turned out that the actions depicted do not take place at night, but in the daytime!
Is it an ear?
"Self-portrait with a cut off ear and tube" - a picture of the Dutch and French artist Vincent van Gogh. It was painted during Van Gogh's stay in Arles in January 1889. A heightened perception of reality and emotional instability lead Van Gogh to mental illness. Gauguin comes to visit Arles, but creative differences cause a quarrel. Van Gogh throws a glass at the artist’s head, then, after Gauguin’s declaration of intention to leave, he rushes at him with a razor. In a fit of insanity on the evening of the same day, the artist cuts off his earlobe.
In the famous Self-portrait with a Cut Off Ear and Tube, Vincent Van Gogh is depicted with a damaged right ear.
Since the artist painted a self-portrait using a mirror, the left ear was actually the victim.
There is another prosaic theory of poor earl Van Gogh losing his ear: this happened during a drunken quarrel with his friend Paul Gauguin.
One more head
Pablo Ruiz i Picasso, full name - Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuseno María de los Remedios Sipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martír Patricio Ruís and Picasso English version (in Russian) José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Mártir Patricio Ruiz y Picasso; October 25, 1881, Malaga, Spain - April 8, 1973, Mougins, France) - Spanish and French artist, sculptor, graphic artist, theater artist, ceramist and designer. The founder of cubism (together with Georges Braque and Juan Gris), in which the three-dimensional body in the original manner was depicted as a series of planes combined. Picasso worked a lot as a graphic artist, sculptor, ceramist, etc. He brought to life a lot of imitators and had an exceptional impact on the development of fine art in the 20th century. According to the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Picasso created about 20 thousand works in his life.
The “Blue Period” is the most penetrating page in the work of Pablo Picasso, not only because of events preceding him (suicide of a friend of his youth because of unrequited feelings), but also because of the particularity of the master’s technique, as well as the chosen dominant color. Cold, even icy blue in all its variations becomes the dominant color. “The Old Guitarist” is one of the demonstrative works, both in technique, in plot, and in the force of tragedy.
The "old guitarist" of the Spaniard Pablo Picasso is not as simple as it seems at first glance.
If you look closely, a barely noticeable silhouette of a woman appears behind the head of the musician.
American art historians conducted an expensive examination of the painting and found another layer. Probably, the poor master simply did not have enough money to buy a new canvas, so he was forced to twist and write on the old one.
Squinting old man Rembrandt
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [ˈrɛmbrɑnt ˈɦɑrmə (n) soːn vɑn ˈrɛin], 1606–1669) - Dutch painter, engraver, great master of chiaroscuro, the largest representative of the golden age of Dutch painting. He managed to embody in his works the whole range of human experiences with such an emotional richness that the visual arts did not know before him. Rembrandt's works, extremely diverse in genre affiliation, open to the viewer the timeless spiritual world of human emotions and feelings.
Beevil Conway, an art historian and professor of neurobiology, thoroughly studied the self-portraits of the Dutch artist and came to the conclusion that Rembrandt suffered from stereoscopic blindness.
Because of this feature, the master saw the world not in three dimensions, but in two dimensions.
It is hardly worth sinning for this defect, because, perhaps, it was thanks to him that the great master of chiaroscuro created his famous works.
Michelangelo anatomical code
The Creation of Adam (Italian: La creazione di Adamo) is a fresco by Michelangelo painted around 1511. The fresco is the fourth of the nine central compositions of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, dedicated to nine subjects of the book of Genesis.
A sufficiently realistic image of the human brain is artfully encrypted not only in the fresco “Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel, but also in the painting “God Separating Light from Darkness”.
Look into the neck of the Creator: if you put a fragment of it on a picture of the brain, the lines coincide perfectly.
Revenge on lovers
Adele Bloch-Bauer (German: Adele Bloch-Bauer; August 8, 1881, Vienna, Austria-Hungary - January 24, 1925, Vienna, First Austrian Republic) is the daughter of Moritz Bauer, Director General of the Vienna Banking Union. Known for the picturesque portrait "Golden Adele" of 1907 by Gustav Klimt, considered one of the most significant works of the Viennese art nouveau.
In 1899, Adele Bauer, at the age of 18, married a much more mature Ferdinand Bloch. Prior to this, her sister Teresa married the brother of Ferdinand Bloch - Gustav. Both families took the surname Bloch-Bauer.
This sensual and rich canvas by Gustav Klimt depicts the sophisticated beauty Adele Bloch-Bauer.
The portrait was commissioned by her husband, who had built up serious capital on income from sugar production.
He found out about the affair of Adele and Klimt and estimated that after many hundreds of details drawn, the master would be imbued with hatred for his mistress.
The painful routine really cooled the portraitist’s feelings for the model.
But the husband was not a fool!
A sign of strength and power
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - the ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel is a famous cycle of frescoes by Michelangelo, created in 1508-1512 and is considered one of the recognized masterpieces of art of the High Renaissance. The most difficult task assigned to him by Pope Julius II - Michelangelo, who called himself a sculptor and not a painter, did not yet have to carry out such a large-scale work in the technique of frescoes - the master completed it in record time.
Goliath (Hebrew גלית - Golyat, Arab. جالوت - Jalut) - a huge Philistine warrior, a descendant of the Giants Rephaim in the Old Testament. Young David, the future king of Judea and Israel (whom God himself ordered to choose) defeats Goliath in a duel with the help of a sling, and then cuts off his head (1 Samuel 17: 49-51). David's victory over Goliath began the offensive of Israeli and Jewish troops, who expelled the Philistines from their land (1 Samuel 17:52). The Koran (2.251)
David (Hebrew דָּוִד Russian beloved) is the second king of the people of Israel after Saul, the youngest son of Jesse (Ishai) from Bethlehem (Beth-Lehem). According to the Bible (1 Kings 2:11), he reigned forty years: seven years and six months he was the king of Judea (with the capital in Hebron), then 33 years - the king of the united kingdom of Israel and Judea (with the capital in Jerusalem). According to various chronologies, dates of reign: 1055 - 1015 year BC. e., 1012 - 972 BC e., 1010 - 970 BC e., 1005 - 965 BC e., according to traditional Jewish chronology approx. 876 - 836 BC e. The image of David is the image of an ideal ruler. The historicity of King David is the subject of scientific discussion.
The figures of David and Goliath on another fresco by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel form a gimel - a letter in Hebrew, symbolizing the strength in Kabbalah, the esoteric teachings of the Jews.
The whole world in yellow colors
Vincent Willem Van Gogh (Dutch: Vincent Willem van Gogh; March 30, 1853, Grot-Sundert, Netherlands - July 29, 1890, Over-sur-Oise, France) is a Dutch post-impressionist artist whose work had a timeless influence on 20th-century painting. For ten years, he has created more than 2100 works, including about 860 oil paintings. Among them - portraits, self-portraits, landscapes and still lifes, with the image of olive trees, cypress trees, fields of wheat and sunflowers. Most critics did not notice Van Gogh until his suicide at the age of 37, which was preceded by years of anxiety, poverty and mental disorders.
Almost all paintings by Vincent van Gogh are dominated by yellow.
As you know, the great artist for a long time suffered a certain form of epilepsy, which can affect the sense of color.
Van Gogh's world could really “turn yellow” exactly as it is depicted on his canvases.
Note that poor nutrition, overwork and large doses of alcohol also influenced the progression of the artist's illness.
Prophecy of the apocalypse
The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena) is a monumental painting by Leonardo da Vinci, depicting the scene of Christ's last meal with his disciples. Created in 1495-1498 in the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
The interesting interpretation of The Last Supper by the genius Leonardo da Vinci belongs to Italian researchers.
They are convinced that through his canvas, Master Leo predicted the end of the world, which will inevitably happen on March 21, 4006 and will change the essence of things.
However, this process will be of crucial importance for the renewal and improvement of mankind.
Another discovery on the famous canvas is no less amazing.
The hands of the apostles and Christ, along with the bread on the table, resemble a musical notation, which will become clearer if you draw a musical staff.
Surprisingly, the output really turns out to be a short melody!
Can you play it?
Is Mozart a member of the Masonic lodge?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, MFA [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt] Information about the file; full name - Johannes Chrysostom Wolffgang Amadeus Mozart; January 27, 1756, Salzburg- composer and December 5) One of the most popular classical composers, Mozart has had a great influence on world music culture. According to contemporaries, Mozart possessed a phenomenal ear for music, memory and the ability to improvise. The youngest member of the Bologna Philharmonic Academy (since 1770) in its entire history, as well as the youngest holder of the Golden Spur Order (1770).
Unlike many composers of the 18th century, Mozart not only worked in all musical forms of his time, but also achieved great success in them. Many of his works are recognized as masterpieces of symphonic, concert, chamber, opera and choral music. Along with Haydn and Beethoven belongs to the most significant representatives of the Vienna Classical School. Mozart’s biography, especially his way of life and the circumstances of his early death, was the subject of numerous speculation and debate, which in turn gave rise to various artistic fictions and common myths.
Historians still can not give an exact answer whether Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a secret Masonic organization.
However, in his adolescent portrait, painted by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, a typical symbol of the Freemasons is visible: a hand hidden under a frock coat is a sign pointing to the highest rank in secret council.
A serious title for such a baby!
There is a theory that the composer was not killed by an envious Salieri, but by one of the Masons.
However, this topic is a completely different story.
Mona Lisa was shy to smile
“Mona Lisa”, or “Mona Lisa” (Italian: Mona Lisa, La Gioconda, full name - “Portret of Madame Lisa del Giocondo”, Italian. Ritratto di Monna Lisa del Giocondo) - painting by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most famous paintings . The exact date of writing is unknown (according to some sources, it was written between 1503 and 1505). Now stored in the Louvre. It is believed that the painting depicts Lisa Gerardini, the wife of the Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo.
Dentist and part-time art critic Joseph Borkowski thoroughly studied the canvas of Leonardo and said that he knew the true secret of the Gioconda coquette.
In his opinion, the mysterious beauty simply did not have front teeth, which gave the appearance such an attractive mystery.
However, how many centuries of intrigue!