These 12 Famous Paintings Are All Hiding Clever Secrets

Posted on Nov 23, 2016

As if the famous paintings weren't magnificent enough, it turns out that these pieces of art hide a secret and special meaning that is not known to the public. Some of the facts have been kept a secret for centuries, but if you browse through this gallery, you will find out amazing things about some of the most beautiful artwork the world has ever seen.

1. "The Arnolfini Portrait"

"The Arnolfini Portrait"
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The famous painting by Jan van Eyck from 1434 depicts a pair of newlyweds, but aside from the gorgeous details, there is another cleverly hidden one - in the center of the image, there is a mirror which reflects the everything in the painting along with an additional figure that is presumably the artist!

2. "The Madonna with Saint Giovannino"

"The Madonna with Saint Giovannino"
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A lot of people may disregard a detail in this classical art piece by Domenico Ghirlandaio. It was made in the 15th Century. If you take a closer look, you will be able to spot a mysterious figure resembling a UFO, and nobody to this day was able to justify and explain this odd detail in the painting.

3. "Café Terrace at Night"

"Café Terrace at Night"
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Jared Baxter, an art researcher, is convinced that the famous painting from 1888 by Van Gogh is actually an homage to "The Last Supper" since there are twelve figures in the piece and there is a subtle cross shape in the center of the image, all of which carries great symbolism.

4. "The Persistence of Memory"

"The Persistence of Memory"
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Dali is probably one of the most controversial artists, to say the least. Since he had quite a quirky personality, it shouldn't be overly surprising that some of his most famous paintings were inspired by the most bizarre things, like in this case, melted cheese! It was painted in 1931.
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