Do you know examples of gloomy pictures? I can name a couple of such paintings, which personally made me feel oppressive. But do we know, looking at the picture, what did the author of this painting think when he created it?
The following 5 pictures of famous artists, which Raccoon wanna show you, at first glance do not reflect anything frightening. But if you’ll read interesting facts about them, it shoks you.
Hendrick van Anthonissen “View of Scheveningen Sands”
What on the shore does such a huge number of people? It would seem a simple seascape.
In fact, after the X-ray study of the picture, the experts determined that this picture represented the curiosity of people to the dead whale that was thrown ashore. However, the author considered that no one would want to see the carcass of a dead animal on its wall and redrawing the canvas.
Jean-Francois Millet “Angelus”
The peasants bent over a basket of potatoes. Difficult times, poor harvest, sorrow on their faces is justified.
But according to research and X-ray inspection, originally on the site of the basket was a coffin with a newborn. That is, according to the idea of the author, originally it was a picture on which parents bury their child.
Gustave Courbet “Dressing the bride”
According to the general opinion, this unfinished picture depicts the scene of preparing the bride for the wedding.
However, the x-ray of 1960 showed that the process is really depicted here, they dress a girl in a bride’s outfit, only they prepare it not for a wedding, but for a funeral.
Pablo Picasso “The old guitarist”
Many know the work of this famous artist, which depicts a guitarist. But not many know that in fact the author of the canvas was experiencing hard times, and when his paintings were not sold, he drew on the most unfortunate, in his opinion, new ones.
Roentgen showed that under the “Old Guitarist” is a mother with a child in the countryside among domestic animals.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres “Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins”
Times change, as well as ideals, social norms and practices. This artist painted a portrait of the police chief of Rome after Napoleon conquered the city. In the background, according to research, there was a plaster bust of Napoleon’s son.
However, after the defeat of Napoleon, the artist chose to hide this element, since it could be unsafe for the author’s life.