9 Details We Never Noticed in Famous Paintings

Artists very often leave special messages in their works. But we are used to looking at paintings as a whole, without paying heed to seemingly insignificant details.

Bright Side has found 9 famous canvases that aren’t as simple as they seem at first glance. There is a bonus at the end too: an unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci, which may turn out to be another masterpiece.

9. The Whale That Wasn’t

This very modest landscape has concealed the truth for 150 years. A restorer, cleaning the surface of the picture, found on it a painted whale, washed up on the shore. The artist Hendrick van Anthonissen decided to paint over it, thinking a work without a dead animal would be more popular with the audience.

8. The da Vinci Code

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