Famous Paintings

Our world is filled with unsolved mysteries. Famous artwork used to done by famous artists for mysterious paintings like da Vinci paintings is one of the best paintings in the world. Many discoveries have been made that tries to unfold the truth or reason behind the mysteries.

Scientists, archaeologists, geographers, etc., venture throughout the world, trying to uncover the very reasons as to what and why some of the historical paintings secretly hold in themselves.

Below are some of the world-famous paintings which contain either hidden codes, messages or, they have certain things as famous painters paintings used to represent that are keeping us curious all the way.

 

1. Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci La Painting

Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci La Painting

Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

Year: 1503

Facts about the painting

There are a total of about fifty paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, from the period between 1492 (his birth) and 1519 (his death). This is one of the famous oil paintings of the Mona Lisa was created by Leonardo Da Vinci in the year 1503. It is believed that this painting was actually the portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini and it was painted during the French Renaissance, ending the Middle Ages.

It is also believed that there is a hidden code in the eyes of the Mona Lisa in the famous paintings. When the eyes are magnified, tiny numbers and letters can be seen faintly. It is not accurately known what these numbers and letters mean. As such, it only seems that the painter Leonardo Da Vinci might have included a piece of mysterious code.

 

2. The Sistine Madonna

Artist: Raphael Sanzio

Year: 1512

Facts about the painting

This is also one of the most famous paintings. In this painting, you will see clouds or faces of the so-called angels in the background. The picture depicts Madonna, who is a representation of Mary holding the child Christ in her arms. However, it is still unknown that the subject Madonna (or Mary) holding a child in her arms is supposedly another person who was known personally to Raphael. The subject in the painting could have been the painter’s mistress, fiancé or his secret wife.

 

3. The Last Supper

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Year: 1495 through 1498

Facts about the painting

“The Last Supper” was painted by the renowned artist Leonardo between 1495 and 1498 as Leonardo is one of the most popular painting artists. The painting holds many secrets and mysterious truths about paint world that are both surprising as well as shocking.

There are three original paintings of The Last Supper which were created by Leonardo Da Vinci’s three students. Each of the three original paintings is kept in the museums in Belgium, London, and Switzerland.

In the painting, Leonardo had applied symmetrical patterns along with some hidden details. The surprising truths about this painting are that the art has a musical note incorporated in it.

From the mathematical and astrological side, the painting indicates a message from Leonardo Da Vinci’s work about the end of the world, which would occur in the year 4006.

 

4. The Last Day of Pompeii

Artist: Karl Bryullov

Year: 1830 through 1833

Facts about the painting

The background of this painting depicts the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano which occurred in the year 79 AD and destroyed the entire city of Pompeii and its inhabitants.

The subjects in the painting show a soldier and a boy rescuing an old man from the destruction.

 

5. Netherlandish Proverbs

Artist: Peter Bruegel the Elder

Year: 1559

Facts about the painting

The original name of the painting was called “The Blue Cloak” or “The Folly of the World”.

The painting depicts a scene in which all subjects and objects offer literal illustrations of Dutch idioms and proverbs. Therefore, There are about 112 Dutch proverbs that are covered in the painting.

The scene which shows humans running illustrates absurdness, wickedness, and foolishness in humans.

There are at least 16 copies of the painting “Netherlandish Proverbs”, which were painted by Peter Bruegel the Elder’s son Peter Bruegel the Younger. So, Each copy of the 16 paintings differs in minor details and proverbs.

 

 6. Arnolfini Portrait

Artist: Jan Van Eyck

Year: 1434

Facts about the painting

The subjects in the painting are the Italian merchant named Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife. Therefore, The view in the convex mirror behind the subjects shows two additional figures or subjects. One of the figures is the artist himself.

Also, you will see that the painting is duly signed, inscribed and dated on the wall just above the mirror. When translated, the inscription reads “Jan van Eyck was here 1434”.

 

7. Old Fisherman

old-fisherman-portrait

old-fisherman-portrait

Artist: Tivadar Csontvary Kostka

Year: 1902

Facts about the painting

Even though the portrait of an old fisherman as the subject may seem took unusually, it does hold one secret. So, The face of the subject in the portrait is shown asymmetrically.

When you mirror the sides, left and right of the subject’s face, you will see two different faces. When the portrait is a mirror on the left side, you will see that the old fisherman is praying on his boat and there is the calm sea behind him.

On the other hand, when you mirror the portrait on the right side, you will see that the old fisherman is the devil who is sitting in a coffin and there’s a stormy sea behind him

 

Artist Represent Various Faces

Through the painting, the artist shows us the double faces, that is, the good and the evil sides of a human being.

Thus, These are some of the most exciting and surprising famous paintings which are the works of the greatest artists of their times. Landing painting is also one of the best paintings. The secrets and facts that are depicted in the paintings and revealed to you, are actual and have been remarkably added here after careful research.