The greatest works of painting in the history of artwork are either associated with mysteries or for encrypted message they hid under layers of paintings. Modern day x-ray technology has enabled to confirm material aspects of this hidden impressionism. Some other works are said to have helped scientists study severe psychotic disorders. Only a lunatic would tell you how chaotic his world is. The Starry Night is proof of aforesaid statement. Take a look at the five such works which are more than just beautiful artworks.
Rembrandt’s Secrete Technique
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch, was one of the greatest painters and printmaker. His works had altogether different charm. Other than his brushstrokes and colors, he had a secrete technique with which he controlled light and interference of surroundings. He used mirrors and lighting like modern day photographers. His secrete techniques remained secret until historians stumbled across it.
The Last Supper
Leonardo Da Vinci literally doesn’t require introduction, thanks to his Mona Lisa. However, historians have ever asserted that his works had hidden codes or encrypted a message using complex techniques. One of his well known painting, other than Mona Lisa, The Last Supper contains a hidden musical score if decoded accurately. The position and arrangements of members, their hands, bread etc. is such that when read right to left in the manner Da Vinci wrote, a coherent score composition is revealed, which can be played as harmony about Jesus.
It’s an oil painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh painted in 1889 when he was in the Saint-Remy-de-Provence Asylum. He had painted the Starry Night during the worst phase of his psychotic condition. It was in 1940, long after his death, that it was established as most accurate depiction of turbulence and the turbulent flow. No one could ever depict it or manifest in graphics, but van Gogh was able to draw it. It remains a relevant piece of artwork even for psychologists.
What would happen if a painter gradually loses his vision, but still he continue to paint from his perspective no matter how fade or blur it was? Well, Claude Monet, one of the greatest artists of the impressionist movement, suffered from cataracts that consumed his ability to see as he grew older. From 1800 to 1923, his artworks included blurred colors, faded or over-compensated colors. The Japanese Bridges is known for its unusual striking colors. After going through a surgery in 1923 when he reviewed his works, he literally burned them realizing how miserable his eyesight was. The remaining pieces remain as documented record of his suffering in a work of art.
The Blue Room
The Blue Room was painted in 1901 while he was going through is blue phase. He was poverty stricken and depressed at that time. Use of blue pigments expresses his blues and melancholic state. What fascinated historians is when the painting is examined by infrared technology, mysterious man becomes visible beneath the painting – a man wearing a bow tie. But it’s still not revealed what he intended to convey through it.