Mystical secrets, encrypted in world famous canvases
Fine art can not only inspire, but also torture our brain with mysteries and riddles. On the canvases of great artists often strange intricate details or even messages that can be deciphered only hundreds of years later.
Big-eyed art critics do not sit still: just let them free up 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. In the end, a surprise awaits you: one of the most amazing hypotheses about the smile of the mysterious Mona Lisa.
Coincidence? What do you think?
Night Watch was day
“Night Watch” (naderl. Nachtwacht) is the name by which the group portrait of Rembrandt “The Speech of the Rifle Company of Captain Frans Banning Kok and Lieutenant Willem van Roytenburg”, written in 1642, is traditionally known.
During the restoration in the mid-twentieth century, Rembrandt’s creation “The Night Watch” was thoroughly cleaned from soot.
Nobody expected that the canvas would change so much: it turned out that the actions depicted did not take place at night, but during the daytime!
Is it an ear?
“Self-portrait with an ear cut off and a pipe” is a picture of the Dutch and French artist Vincent van Gogh. Written during the stay of van Gogh in Arles in January 1889. Heightened perception of reality and mental imbalance lead Van Gogh to mental illness. Gauguin comes to visit in Arles, but creative differences cause a quarrel. Van Gogh throws a glass into the artist's head, then, after Gauguin’s declaration of intention to leave, rushes him with a razor. In a fit of insanity in the evening of the same day, the artist cuts off his earlobe.
On the famous "Self-portrait with a cut off ear and tube" Vincent Van Gogh is depicted with a damaged right ear.
Since the artist wrote a self-portrait using a mirror, in fact, the left ear was affected.
There is another prosaic theory of the loss of the poor man Van Gogh of the ear: it happened during a drunken altercation with his friend Paul Gauguin.
Pablo Ruiz-i-Picasso, the full name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remédios Cipriano de la Santiçima Trinidád Martir Patricio Ruiz and the ones appearing in the list of the names of others José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martír Patricio Ruiz y Picasso; October 25, 1881, Malaga, Spain - April 8, 1973, Mougins, France) - Spanish and French painter, 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 was depicted in an original manner as a series of combined planes. Picasso worked a lot as a graphic artist, sculptor, ceramist, etc. He brought a lot of imitators to life and exerted an exceptional influence on the development of fine art in the 20th century. According to the evaluation of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Picasso created about 20,000 works in his lifetime.
“Blue Period” is the most piercing page of Pablo Picasso, not only because of the events preceding him (suicide of a friend of his youth due to unshared feelings), but also because of the peculiarities of the master's technique, as well as the dominant color chosen. Cold, even icy blue in all its variations becomes the dominant color. “The old guitarist” is one of the demonstration works, both in technique, in the plot, and in the power of the tragedy.
The "old guitarist" of the Spaniard Pablo Picasso is not as simple as it seems at first glance.
If you look closely, behind the head of the musician emerges a barely noticeable silhouette of a woman.
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 wriggle out and write on the old one.
Prischur old man Rembrandt
Rembrandt Harmens van Rhine (n. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [ˈrɛmbrɑnt ˈɦɑrmə (n) soːn vɑn ˈrɛin], 1606—1669) - Dutch painter, engraver, great master of light and shade, 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 emotional intensity, which the visual arts did not know before him. Rembrandt's works, which are extremely diverse in their genre, open up to the viewer the timeless spiritual world of human experiences and feelings.
Art historian and professor of neuroscience Bevil Conway 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 a three-dimensional dimension, but in a two-dimensional one.
It is hardly worth sinning on this defect, because, perhaps, it was thanks to him that the great master of light and shadow created his famous works.
Michelangelo Anatomical Code
The Creation of Adam (Italian. La creazione di Adamo) - Michelangelo's fresco, painted around 1511. The fresco is the fourth of the nine central ceiling compositions of the Sistine Chapel dedicated to nine plots of Genesis.
A fairly realistic image of the human brain is cleverly encoded not only in the “Creation of Adam” mural in the Sistine Chapel, but also in the painting “God separating light from darkness”.
Look at the neck of the Creator: if you put a fragment of it on a picture of the brain, the lines perfectly match.
Revenge in love
Adele Bloch-Bauer (German: Adele Bloch-Bauer; August 8, 1881, Vienna, Austria-Hungary - January 24, 1925, Vienna, First Austrian Republic) is the daughter of the Director General of the Vienna Banking Union Moritz Bauer. Known for his portrait painting “Golden Adel” of 1907 by Gustav Klimt, considered one of the most significant works of Viennese art nouveau.
In 1899, Adel Bauer, at the age of 18, married a much more mature Ferdinand Bloch. Before that, her sister Teresa married the brother of Ferdinand Bloch - Gustav. Both families took the surname Bloch-Bower.
This sensual and rich canvas by Gustav Klimt portrays the exquisite beauty Adele Bloch-Bauer.
The portrait was ordered by her husband, who made serious capital on the income from sugar production.
He learned about the affair of Adel and Klimt and figured that after many hundreds of details traced, the master would feel hatred for his mistress.
The ritual of the portrait painter really cooled the model.
But the husband was not a fool!
Sign of strength and power
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - the ceiling painting of the Sistine Chapel is a famous cycle of Michelangelo's frescoes, created in 1508-1512 and considered to be one of the recognized masterpieces of High Renaissance art. The most difficult task posed to him by Pope Julius II - Michelangelo, who called himself a sculptor and not a painter, did not even have to carry out such a large-scale work in the technique of frescoes - the master performed in record time.
Goliath (Heb. גלית - Golyat, Arab. جالوت - Jalut) - a huge Philistine warrior, a descendant of the giants of Rephaim in the Old Testament. Young David, the future king of Judea and Israel (who was ordered by God himself to choose) defeats Goliath in a duel with a sling, and then chops off his head (1 Sam. 17: 49-51). David’s victory over Goliath launched an offensive by the Israeli and Jewish forces, who drove the Philistines from their land (1 Sam. 17:52). Quran (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 (3 Kings 2:11), he reigned forty years: for seven years and six months he was king of Judea (with the capital in Hebron), then 33 years - with the king of the united kingdom of Israel and Judea (with the capital in Jerusalem). According to different chronologies, dates of government: 1055-1015 BC. e., 1012 - 972 BC e., 1010 - 970 BC. e., 1005 - 965 BC e., according to traditional Jewish chronology approx. 876 - 836 BC er .. The image of David is an image of an ideal ruler. The historicity of King David is the subject of scientific debate.
The figures of David and Goliath on another fresco by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel form a gimel - a Hebrew letter symbolizing strength in the Kabbalah, the esoteric teaching of the Jews.
The whole world in yellow colors
Vincent Willem van Gogh (niderl. Vincent Willem van Gogh; March 30, 1853, Groot-Zundert, Netherlands - July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France) - Dutch post-impressionist painter, whose works had a timeless influence on the painting of the XX century. For more than ten years, he has created more than 2,100 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 the canvases of Vincent Van Gogh dominated by yellow.
As you know, a great artist has long suffered from a certain form of epilepsy, which can affect the sense of color.
The world of Van Gogh 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.
The 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. Established in the years 1495-1498 in the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
The amusing interpretation of the “Last Supper” by the genius Leonardo da Vinci belongs to Italian researchers.
They are convinced that through his canvas, Leo master predicted the end of the world, which will inevitably happen on March 21, 4006, and change the essence of things.
However, this process will be crucial for the renewal and improvement of humanity.
Another discovery on the famous canvas is no less amazing.
The hands of the apostles and Christ, along with the loaves on the table, resemble a musical notation, which will become clearer if you draw a musical staff.
Surprisingly, the output really makes a short tune!
Can you play it?
Is Mozart a member of the Masonic Lodge?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Ger. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, MFA [ˈvɔlfɡa--amaŋdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt] File Information Listen; full name is Johann Chrysostom Wolf Mutzart; January 27, 1756, Salzburg музыкан 17 ав и 91 91 91 91 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 арт арт арт арт; One of the most popular classical composers, Mozart had a great influence on world music culture. According to contemporaries, Mozart had 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 Order of the Golden Spur (1770).
Unlike many composers of the 18th century, Mozart not only worked in all the musical forms of his time, but also achieved great success in them. Many of his compositions 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. The biography of Mozart, especially his way of life and the circumstances of his early death, was the subject of numerous speculations and disputes, which in turn gave rise to the emergence of various artistic fictions and popular myths.
Historians still can not give an exact answer, whether Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a secret Masonic organization.
However, in his adolescent portrait, written by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, a typical symbol of masons is visible: the hand hidden under a coat is a sign indicating high rank in a secret advice.
Serious title for such a baby!
There is a theory that the composer was killed not by the envious Salieri, but by one of the Freemasons.
However, this topic is a completely different story.
Mona Lisa was embarrassed to smile
"Mona Lisa", or "Gioconda" (Italian. Mona Lisa, La Gioconda, full name - "Portret of Mrs. Liza del Gicondeau", Italian. Ritratto di Monna Lisa del Giocondo) - painting by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most famous works of painting . The exact date of writing is unknown (according to some information, written between 1503 and 1505 years). Now stored in the Louvre. It is believed that the picture depicts Lisa Gerardi, wife of a Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo.
Dentist and part-time art historian Joseph Borkowski thoroughly studied the painting by Leonardo and said that he knows the real secret of the Gioconda coquette.
In his opinion, the mysterious beauty simply lacked front teeth, which gave the appearance of such attractive mystery.
However, how many centuries of intrigue!