Almost all known works of art have a mystery behind them, a unique story that we want to reveal. Even the masterpieces that everyone knows have their own secrets. And we only know about the secret meaning of these paintings, thanks to technology.

We want to invite you on a journey to this incredible world created by artists to discover the secrets behind these famous paintings.

Mysteries Behind Famous Painting

It Wasn’t Shishkin That Drew The Bears On Morning in a Pine Forest

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
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The famous painting Tomorrow in a Pine Forest was not done by Shishkin alone. He spent his entire life drawing nature and he was worried that he wouldn’t draw bears the way he wanted to see them. This is why he asked another artist he knew for help.

Savitsky drew them, but when Tretyakov bought this painting, he ordered that his name be removed from the canvas. He thought that everything in the painting (“the idea and the work”) indicated that it was Shishkin who drew it.

These 3 Paintings By Da Vinci Were Supposed To Be A Triptych

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
© Leonardo da Vinci / wikimedia© Leonardo da Vinci / wikimedia© Leonardo da Vinci / wikimedia

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, 1503, Virgin of the Rocks, 1483, and The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, 1513.

Some art experts believe that Mona Lisa, the Virgen de las Rocas and La Virgen y el Niño con Santa Ana, are a single painting, drawn in different ways and aspects.

Also, some people think that the landscape in these three paintings is of the Moon, not Earth. Probably because the artist was interested in geology.

The Character On Caravaggio’s The Lute Player Was Believed To Be A Girl

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
© Caravaggio / wikimedia

The lute exists in 3 versions: one is in the Hermitage and the other in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And the third, which is a copy of the Hermitage, is on English property, Badminton House.

Some experts think that this painting is combined with the musicians of Caravaggio. The Lute Player was considered a woman due to the smooth facial features.

But recently, researchers agreed that it is more likely to be a young man. The artist’s friend Mario Minniti used to pose for him, and also the lute profession was only for men in the 16th century.

In One Of His Paintings, Van Gogh Discovered One Of The Secrets Of Aerodynamics

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
© Vincent van Gogh / wikimedia

Starry Night is believed to be not only one of the artist’s best works, but also one of the most important pieces of Western art. But only recently did experts discover that Van Gogh not only designed a beautiful sky.

Scientists have found a distinct turbulent structure incredibly close to a hidden mathematical equation in many of Van Gogh’s works.

In some way, he was able to perceive and portray one of the most complicated concepts that nature has created (the concept of turbulence).

In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow, it is a fluid movement when a powerful vortex appears, leading to the appearance of smaller vortices, etc.

It is difficult to express this phenomenon in mathematics, but it can be drawn, which is what we see in the painting.

Alma Tadema’s Weird, And Slightly Scary, Painting Is Just An Illustration Of A Legend

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
© Lawrence Alma-Tadema / wikiart

This painting is difficult to understand, but it actually shows a Dutch legend. In late November 1421, there was a flood in the Netherlands. According to different sources, there were from 2 to 10,000 victims. And there is a legend about this event.

After the flood, people went out to see if anyone was alive and to see how serious the damage was. And they saw a crib floating in the water. When the crib was near the shore, people would see a cat jump from one end of the crib to the other, like a madman.

As it turned out, the cat was trying to keep the crib balanced, otherwise, it would have fallen. The cat was so good at it that the sheets of the sleeping baby inside were completely dry.

There’s A Reason Why Repin’s Painting Only Has One Naked Cossack On It

8 Stunning Mysteries Behind Famous Painting That Have Only Recently Been Solved
© Ilya Repin / wikimedia

Artist llya Repin was famous for his meticulous approach to creating paintings. All the details of his works exist for a reason. And he spent 13 years creating the response of the Zaporozhian Cossacks.

You can spend hours looking at this work and discovering all the new details. For example, why is the Cossack sitting to the left of the scribe, half-naked?

As it turns out, he is the banker: – the card player who trades and keeps all the money in the game. Look carefully: a deck of cards is next to them.

During these times, these people traditionally took off some clothes to show their honesty to others.

Have you made impressive discoveries just by looking at a painting for a long time? Tell us about the interesting artistic facts you know!

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