10 Great Mysteries Hidden in Famous Paintings (Video)
Art has always been a fascinating form of expression, not just for its aesthetic beauty but also for the hidden messages and secrets it holds. From the ghostly silhouette behind the man in The Old Guitarist by Picasso to the anatomical allusions in Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, the world of art is full of mysteries waiting to be discovered.
One of the most famous mysteries in the art world is the smile of Mona Lisa , which has captivated people for centuries. Theories abound about the secret behind her smile, with some experts speculating that it could be due to the way the painting was created and the lighting used. Others believe that Leonardo da Vinci may have used his own reflection to create the enigmatic expression on the face of the painting.
Whether it's the self-portraits of Rembrandt or the paintings of van Gogh, each masterpiece offers a glimpse into the mind of the artist and the secrets they left behind. From hidden symbols to secret messages, here are 10 great mysteries hidden in famous paintings.
Top image: Creation of Adam, fresco painted by Michelangelo (1475-1564), Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508-1512) Rome, Vatican ( Jörg Bittner Unna / CC by SA 3.0)
By Joanna Gillan