10 secrets of famous paintings

His secrets have even those masterpieces that seem familiar.

The painting "Figure at a window" was written in 1925, when Dali was 21. Then, in the artist's life has not yet entered the Gala, his Muse was sister Ana Maria. The relationship of brother and sister was spoiled when he's on one of the pictures wrote, "sometimes I spit on the portrait of his mother, and it gives me pleasure." Ana Maria could not forgive such a shocking. In his book of 1949 "Salvador Dali through the eyes of a sister," she writes about a brother without any praise. The book has led El Salvador to rabies. Ten years after that, he angrily recalled her at every opportunity. And so, in 1954 the picture "Young virgin who engages in sodomy with horns of their own chastity." The pose of the woman, her hair, the scenery outside the window and the colors of the painting are clearly inspired "Figure at a window". There is a version that Gave so avenged his sister for her book.

The painting "Figure at a window" was written in 1925, when Dali was 21. Then, in the artist's life has not yet entered the Gala, his Muse was sister Ana Maria. The relationship of brother and sister was spoiled when he's on one of the pictures wrote, "sometimes I spit on the portrait of his mother, and it gives me pleasure." Ana Maria could not forgive such a shocking. In his book of 1949 "Salvador Dali through the eyes of a sister," she writes about a brother without any praise. The book has led El Salvador to rabies. Ten years after that, he angrily recalled her at every opportunity. And so, in 1954 the picture "Young virgin who engages in sodomy with horns of their own chastity." The pose of the woman, her hair, the scenery outside the window and the colors of the painting are clearly inspired "Figure at a window". There is a version that Gave so avenged his sister for her book.

Revenge Of Salvador Dali




 

This Two-Faced

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Danae, 1636 — 1647. Many mysteries one of the most famous Rembrandt's paintings were uncovered only in 60-e years of the XX century, when the canvas enlighten the x-rays. For example, the survey showed that in the early version of the face of the Princess, which entered into an affair with Zeus, was like the face of Saskia — the wife of the painter, who died in 1642. On the final version of the painting it began to resemble the face of Gertie Dirks — mistress of Rembrandt, with whom the artist lived after the death of his wife.

Yellow van Gogh's bedroom




Vincent van Gogh "Bedroom in Arles", 1888 — 1889. In may 1888, van Gogh got a small workshop in Arles, in the South of France, where he fled from not understanding his Parisian artists and critics. In one of the four rooms Vincent settles the bedroom. In October, everything is ready and he decides to paint "van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles". For the artist was very important the color, the coziness of the room: it was supposed to suggest about the rest. The pattern is designed in disturbing shades of yellow. Researchers of creativity of van Gogh attribute this to the fact that the artist took the digitalis — a remedy for epilepsy, which causes patients severe changes in color perception: the entire environment is painted in green-yellow tones. Toothless perfection




Leonardo da Vinci, "Portrait of Mrs. Lisa del Giocondo", 1503 — 1519. Common opinion is that the Mona Lisa is perfection and her smile is beautiful in its mystery. However, American art historian (and part-time dentist) Joseph hell believes that, judging by the facial expression, the heroine lost a lot of teeth. Studying the enlarged photos of the masterpiece, hell found the scars around her mouth. "She "smiles" because of what happened with her, — the expert believes. — Her expression is typical of people who have lost front teeth".

Major face control




Pavel Fedotov, "Courting major", 1848. The audience first saw a picture of "Courting major", she laughed heartily: artist Fedotov filled it with ironic details that are understandable to the audience of the time. For example, the mayor is clearly not familiar with the rules of etiquette of the nobility: he was without laid bouquets for the bride and her mother. And the bride her parents-the merchants emptied in an evening gown, although the court day (all the lights in the room extinguished). The girl is clearly first wore low-cut dress, embarrassed and trying to escape her eyes. Why Freedom of naked

Ferdinand Victor eugène Delacroix, "Liberty on the barricades", 1830. According to art historian Etienne, Julie Delacroix wrote the woman's face with the famous Parisian revolutionaries — washerwoman Anne-Charlotte who took to the barricades after the death of his brother at the hands of the Royal soldiers and killed nine guards. The artist has depicted her Topless. In his conception, is a symbol of courage and sacrifice, and the triumph of democracy: Nude breast shows that Freedom as a commoner, does not wear a corset. Non-square square




Kazimir Malevich, "Black suprematic square", 1915. In fact, "Black square" is not black and not square: none of the sides of the quadrilateral are not parallel to any other side, and none of the sides of a square frame, which is framed picture. And the dark color is the result of mixing different colors, among whom was black. It is believed that it was not the negligence of the author, and the principled position, the desire to create a dynamic, mobile form. The old fisherman



In 1902, Hungarian artist Tivadar Stanislaus Kostka of Csontvary paints a picture "Old Fisherman". It would seem, nothing unusual in the picture there, but Tivadar laid in it undertones, the artist's life and unsolved.



Very few people had the idea to attach a mirror to the middle of the picture. In every man can be like God (duplicated the right shoulder of the old Man) and the Devil (duplicated left shoulder of the old man).

Romance Of The Austrian Mona Lisa



Gustav Klimt "Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer", 1907.

One of the most significant paintings of Klimt depicted the wife of an Austrian sugar magnate Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. All Vienna discussed the whirlwind romance of Adele and the famous artist. Wounded husband wanted to take revenge on the lovers, but chose a very unusual way: he decided to order Klimt portrait of Adele and get him to do hundreds of sketches until the artist starts to turn from her. Bloch-Bauer wanted the job lasted several years, and the model could see how feelings fade Klimt. He made the artist a generous offer, which he could not refuse, and everything went according to the script of the deceived husband: the work was finished in 4 years, lovers have long grown cold to each other. Adele Bloch-Bauer never knew that the husband was aware of her relationship with Klimt.

Painting, Gauguin returned to life

Paul Gauguin, "Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?", 1897-1898.

The most famous painting by Gauguin has one feature: it "reads" left to right and right to left, as the Kabbalistic texts that interested the artist. In that order unfolds an allegory of spiritual and physical human life: from the birth of the soul (a sleeping child in the lower right corner) to the inevitability of death (a bird with a lizard in its claws in the lower left corner). The picture was painted by Gauguin in Tahiti, where the artist several times escaped from civilization. But this time, life on the island has not worked: total poverty led him to depression. After finishing the painting, which was to become his spiritual Testament, Gauguin took the box with the arsenic and went to the mountains to die. However, he miscalculated the dose, and the suicide failed. The next morning he swinging, reached his hut and fell asleep and when I woke up, I felt forgotten thirst for life. And in 1898, his business went uphill, and in the works began over the light period.

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