4 Famous Paintings with Hidden Meanings

Paintings are often aesthetically attractive, but often times have deeper meaning than we see. When you look at a painting, it is mostly difficult to take your eyes off them not only because of beauty but of course the meanings they hold.

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Sometimes, it is difficult to decipher the hidden meaning behind an art piece, especially for those who do not speak the “art language’.  Here, you will find a list of some beautiful art pieces or paintings that you may have come accross with their hidden meanings.

Cyclops: This painting was created by Odilon Redon in 1914. Polyphemus, the giant with the solitary eyeball, peers over a rocky outcropping at the object of his desire which is the nymph Galatea. It was resulting from Homer’s “Odysssey” which was a popular trope among French symbolists.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring: This was created by Johannes Vermeer in 1665. The hidden meaning behind this painting is that the piece was envisioned as a “tronie – a study of a head and shoulders dressed on exotic clothing”.

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Ophelia: Painted by Sir John Everett Millais in 1851, the painting was painted in true Pre-Raphaelite fashion. The model in the painting posed for Millais in a bathtub full of water in his London studio.

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The Last Supper: Created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495, has a hidden message that will bring music to your ears. Experts believe that when read right, the painting depicts Da Vinci’s matchless inscription style and the notes combine to make a harmonious 40 second composition.

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