Table of contents:
- "Dinner at Emmaus" by Caravaggio
- "The Bar at the Folies Bergère" by Edouard Manet
- "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli
- "The Ninth Wave" by Ivan Aivazovsky
- Raphael's "Sistine Madonna"
Admiring the recognized masterpieces of world painting, few people think that there are some flaws in these paintings. But on closer inspection, you can find the wrong reflection of objects in the mirror or depicted anachronisms, characteristic of the Renaissance. About inaccuracies on the canvases of great artists - further in the review.
"Dinner at Emmaus" by Caravaggio
When you look at the painting by Caravaggio "Supper at Emmaus", painted in 1601, a small discrepancy strikes the eye. The fruit basket on the table stands as if it is about to fall. Moreover, the biblical story described by the artist dates back to the time of Easter. And the fruits in the basket do not correspond to the given season.
Researchers agree that Caravaggio deliberately used this anachronism in the painting. Black grapes symbolize death, and white - resurrection. The pomegranate in the biblical tradition symbolizes the Passion of Christ, and apples - grace. It is curious that in the same painting by Caravaggio, painted a few years later, the fruit basket is absent, and the plot is simplified as much as possible.
"The Bar at the Folies Bergère" by Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet's painting Bar at the Folies Bergère depicts a girl with a mirror surface behind her. Attentive viewers may notice that the reflection of the bottles and the perspective of the main character do not correspond to reality. Whether the artist did it on purpose or simply "overlooked" these moments, today no one can say for sure.
"The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli's beautiful painting The Birth of Venus is also not without flaws. The painting of the Renaissance was characterized by a tendency towards an ideal depiction of the human body. However, Venus can be found to have an excessively long neck, and the leg is unnaturally swollen.
"The Ninth Wave" by Ivan Aivazovsky
Even in the formidable sea in the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky "The Ninth Wave", experts found inaccuracies. You need to pay attention to the crests of the waves. The fact is that in the open sea the waves are cone-shaped, and in the coastal strip they are wrapped in an “apron”. The artist might not have known about this, since he was painting a picture from the shore.
Raphael's "Sistine Madonna"
Art critics believe that Raphael in his painting "Sistine Madonna" encrypted the number "six" everywhere. Among other things, attention should be paid to the wrist of Pope Sixtus II. At first glance, it seems that he has one extra finger, but then it becomes clear that this is part of the palm. In Madonna's foot, a growth is clearly visible near the little finger, which can be mistaken for a sixth toe.
Renaissance artists loved to encrypt symbols and allegories in their paintings. One of these masterpieces is the painting Sandro Botticelli "Spring", in which there is much more hidden than it seems.