5 Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous Paintings

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519) is now considered the best example of the “Universal Genius” because of his accomplishments in a wide variety of fields, including science, engineering, mathematics, anatomy, and botany.

However, for four centuries after his death, his fame was based primarily on his laurels as a painter. His detailed knowledge of anatomy, light, botany, and geology helped him create some of the most famous works in history.

There are so many Mysteries is hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings. Creative Side offers you the chance to discover the wonderful world of the great artist.

Leonardo Da Vinci Famous Paintings

5. A Mistake In The Painting Salvator Mundi

5 Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous Paintings
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If you look closely at the painting, you will notice that the sphere in Jesus’ hand is transparent.

But Leonardo, who studied the laws of optics carefully, should know that the background behind the glass sphere cannot appear that way.

The background should be enlarged and should appear out of focus.

4. A Surprising Fact About The Last Supper

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What could unite Jesus and Judas on this canvas? There is a legend that the same person was a model for Jesus and Judas. Unfortunately, it is not known who this person was.

According to legend, da Vinci found his Jesus in the church choir, where the latter served as a chorister.

Later, when the painting was almost finished, the teacher found no one for the role of Judas and that’s when he came upon a drunk man lying in a ditch.

When da Vinci finished painting the image of Judas, the model confessed that he recognized the painting because he posed for it as Jesus 3 years ago.

3. Another Surprising Fact About The Last Supper

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Another interesting detail in this painting is the overturned salt cellar alongside Judas.

It’s possible that this can support the belief that spilled salt leads to trouble since the canvas shows the moment when Jesus says that one of the gathered will betray him.

2. A Recent Revelation Regarding The Portrait of Isabella d’Este

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The portrait of Isabella d’Este has been recently found and, according to scientists, belongs to the works of Leonardo da Vinci.

This is indicated by pigment and primer identical to those used by the artist, as well as by the image of the woman herself who is incredibly similar to the Mona Lisa, especially her smile.

1. The Various Versions of Lady with an Ermine

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Lady with an Ermine passed through a new scanning technique and surprised scientists with the fact that it was not always an ermine that the painting depicted.

At least two versions of the portrait were painted on the same canvas before taking the shape we now know.

The first version was without the ermine and the second depicted a different animal entirely.

Which of these mysteries surprised you the most? Please let us know in the comments!

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