1. An Error In Salvator Mundi
It’s no news that Leonardo da Vinci was a genius and a master of all arts. But upon closer inspection of Salvator Mundi, you can see that the image behind the crystal ball is clear. This is not what is supposed to realistically happen.
Leonardo studied optical laws very carefully and it’s possible that this might have been an oversight.
2. Intrigue in The Last Supper
It is believed that the same individual modeled for Jesus, as well as Judas in The Last Supper. The Jesus in the painting was a chorister that da Vinci had scouted. But nearing completion, da Vinci found no suitable candidates to use as a model. But this is when he found a drunk who was lying inside a ditch to model for Judas.
The model admitted to posing for Jesus about 3 years earlier when the painting was finished.
3. Foreboding in The Last Supper
Upon studying the picture, we can see that there is a salt container that was overturned and spilled salt. The painting depicts the time when Jesus foretold his own betrayal.
Spilled salt is believed to lead to trouble and it lies right beside Judas.
4. Unraveling Mystery in The Portrait of Isabella d’Este
This extremely valuable painting has finally been identified with a creator. Researchers placed the usage of the primer and pigment as identical to the ones used by da Vinci. The very smile the woman depicts has a remarkable resemblance to the painting of Mona Lisa.
The painting is now considered to belong to the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
5. Lady with an Ermine Was Modified Not Once But Twice
This painting has been scanned using various new scanning technologies and it has certainly surprised researchers. It was found that the ermine is not the first animal that the image had. There were at least two other versions of it, which were painted onto the same painting.
The very first was in absence of an ermine while the second had an absolutely different animal.