These 10 Mysteries About Famous Icons Will Surprise You

Mysteries Of Famous Iconsvia

Mysteries always fascinate us. Many mysteries are unsolved. Some mysteries are not known to us, while some of them will surprise you. Today we have various mysteries about famous icons that will surprise you.


1. Anomaly In The Statue Of David

Statue Of David

Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect born in the Republic of Florence. The statue of David is one of the masterpiece arts of Michelangelo, which was completed in 1504. The biggest secret in this work is uncovered after 500 years that David’s eye has a squint. The right eye looks straight forward while the left eye seems to be looking out to the left. It is said that Michelangelo intentionally did it to match the viewers’ perspective on all sides. He calculated every angle and sculptured the eyes from the views of the different positions of the viewers.

And another quirk in the statue is the positions of the head and hands. There are many explanations that it tells about his strong hand.


2. The Original Portrait Of The Mona Lisa Had Eyebrows And Eyelashes

Mona Lisa Painting

The portrait of the Mona Lisa is the famous paintings of the great Leonardo da Vinci. Currently, you cannot see eyebrows and eyelashes in Mona Lisa paintings. But initially, it was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes. Pascal Cotte, a French engineer, discovered a single thin brushstroke of a single hair above the left eye. He discovered this with high definition camera, which magnified the face 24 times than usual.


3. Madame X’s Straps Were Painted Differently

Madame X

Madame X is the title of a portrait painting by John Singer Sargent, an American artist. This portrait is known for its scandal in its original version, in which her strap in the right is slightly fallen down on her shoulder. The people did not like this fallen strap, and so Sargent repainted to raise the strap over the shoulder.


4. The Great Sphinx Of Giza Has A Tail Wrapped Closely To Its Body

The Great Sphinx Of Giza

The sphinx is a mythical creature with a lion’s body, a human head, and an eagle’s wings. The Great Sphinx of Giza is the world’s largest and oldest monument of Egypt. It stands at 20.22 meters in height, 19.3 meters in width, and 73.5 meters in length. It is situated on the Giza Plateau adjacent to the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The Great Sphinx Of Giza has a questioning face whose it resembles. There is a belief that it is the face of the king pharaoh Khafre and there is also another opinion based on the latest findings that it is the face of Khufu, the father of Khafre. Still, its period of construction is in the debate, which demands more time. It may look like a tail is missing in the creature, but the wrapped long-tail close to the body can be seen in the detailed view.


 5. An Old Fisherman Has A Puzzle Inside

Old Fisherman

Old Fisherman is a painting by Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka, a self-taught Hungarian artist. His work was so mysterious, have rich details and unique glowing colors. He painted more than 100 pictures. The Lonely Cedar is considered his masterpiece. The secret in Old Fisherman is you will see totally different faces in the mirror. An older man will see as a devil in the mirror.

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