Top 7 Most Mysterious Paintings in the World History

The world is full of unsolved mysteries. There are various unknown facts that are still have uncovered. From historical monuments to historical artworks and paintings, everything has some of the other mysteries hidden in them. Talking about artworks, there are many mysterious paintings describing facts of the world. A Painting contains a thousand words like texts and arts Painting is more complicated, If you are a viewer then, don’t speak with the same tongue

Some of the famous in the world deliver secret massage in their painting. Whether it leads to being any authority issues, challenges audiences, and takes revenge themselves. Hundreds of years later, due to modern technology, many of these secret messages are still Under the roof.

7 most mysterious & famous paintings in the world

Below are some of the most mysterious paintings which contain some hidden massage are in the form of certain codes, messages. Also, A famous painter’s paintings have defined some things  that lead to be 

1. Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Famous Mysterious Paintings

The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, it has been described as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. The Mona Lisa is also known as La Giaconda.  She is the wife of Francesco del Gaiconda 

Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

Year: 1503

Important Facts about the painting

This painting is made by Leonardo Da Vinci. He designs a total of fifty paintings, from the period between 1492 (his birth) and 1519 (his death).  Mona Lisa painting paint with oil and wood. The original painting size 77*53 cm was created by Leonardo Da Vinci in the year 1503. After that, it is owned by the France government. Now is on the wall in Lourve Paris, France. The people believed that this painting was actually the portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini and it was painted during the French Renaissance, ending the Middle Ages. This painting was the first portrait to depict the sitter before an imaginary landscape. Leonardo is one of the first painters to use the aerial format in painting.

2. The Sistine Madonna

The Sistine Madonna Famous Mysterious Paintings

The Sistine Madonna Painting by Raphael Sanzio

Artist: Raphael Sanzio

Year: 1512

Facts about the painting

It is only the most famous paintings. The sister madonna is an oil on canvas picture whose dimensions is 265* 196 Cm. It was commissioned by Pope Julius 2  in between 1503 to 1513  The picture depicts Madonna, who is a representation of Mary holding the child Christ in her arms. However, it is still unknown that the subject Madonna (or Mary) holding a child in her arms is supposedly another person who was known personally to Raphael. The subject in the painting could have been the painter’s mistress, fiancé or secret wife.

3. The Last Supper

The Last Supper is Leonardo visual representation of the event in all the four Gospels. It is all about the evening before Christ was betrayed by one of the Disciplines. He assembly together for dinner. In this picture, christ gives disciples instructions on how to eat and Drink in future.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Year: 1495 through 1498

Facts about the painting

“The Last Supper” was paint by the renowned artist Leonardo between 1495 and 1498 as Leonardo is one of the most popular painting artists. The painting holds many secrets and mysterious truths about the paint world that are both surprising as well as shocking.

There are three original paintings of The Last Supper which were created by Leonardo Da Vinci’s three students. Each of the three original paintings is kept in the museums in Belgium, London, and Switzerland.

In the painting, Leonardo had applied symmetrical patterns along with some hidden details. The surprising truths about this painting are that the art has a musical note incorporated in it.

From the mathematical and astrological side, the painting indicates a message from Leonardo Da Vinci’s work about the end of the world, which would occur in the year 4006.

4. The Last Day of Pompeii

The Last Day of Pompeii

Artist: Karl Bryullov

Year: 1830 through 1833

Facts about the painting

The last day of Pompeii is the most famous or historical painting is made by Karl Bryullov between 1830 to 1833. It is the first oil canvas painting made by any Russian painter. The original painting dimensions 456.5 cm *651cm 

Now, It is placed in the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg

The background of this painting depicts the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano which occurred in the year 79 AD and destroyed the entire city of Pompeii and its inhabitants.

The subjects in the most mysterious paintings show a soldier and a boy rescuing an old man from destruction.

5. Netherlandish Proverbs

Netherlandish Proverbs

Netherlandish Proverbs painting by Peter Bruegel the Elder

Artist: Peter Bruegel the Elder

Year: 1559

Facts about the painting

Netherlandish proverbs are also known as  “The Blue Cloak” or “The Topsy Turvey of  World”. It is one of the famous paintings made by peter Bruegel the elder. Also oil-on- panel. It is original dimensions 117*163*cm. It is placed in an art museum in Berlin.

The painting depicts a scene in which all subjects and objects offer literal illustrations of Dutch idioms and proverbs. Therefore, there are about 112 Dutch proverbs in this painting.

The scene which shows humans running illustrates absurdness, wickedness, and foolishness in humans.

6. Arnolfini Portrait

Arnolfini Portrait

Artist: Jan Van Eyck

Year: 1434

Facts about the painting

It is one of the most and original complex paintings in Western art. It is an oil painting on an oak panel design with 3 vertical boards Therefore, The view in the convex mirror behind the subjects shows two additional figures of Painting. At one figure artist shows himself. The original size of Picture 82 cm *60 cm. The subject of the picture is the married Italian merchant named Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife. Also, you will see that the painting is the sign, and date on the wall just above the mirror. When translated, the inscription reads “Jan van Eyck was here 1434”. It place in the National Gallery London 

7. Old Fisherman

Old Fisherman

Artist: Tivadar Csontvary Kostka

Year: 1902

Facts about the painting

Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka is the first Hungarian painter. It is one of the first to become known in Spite of working mostly in Budapest. He painted all paintings between 1903 and 1999. The first famous painting is an old fisherman. It is a portrait as the subject may seem taken unusually, it does hold one secret. So, The face of the subjects showing In them are asymmetrical.

When you mirror the sides, left and right of the subject’s face, you will see two different faces. When the portrait is a mirror on the left side, you will see that the old fisherman is praying on his boat and there is the calm sea behind him.

Artist Represent Various Faces

Through the painting, the artist shows us the double faces, that is, the good and the evil sides of a human being.


Hope this article shares detailed information and educates you well about the most mysterious paintings in the world. As a result, these are some of the most interesting and startling famous paintings, which are the works of some of history’s finest artists. The artist depicts the artist’s multiple faces or the good and bad sides of a human being in the painting. Landing painting is also one of the best paintings. The secrets and facts that are in the paintings and shown to you, are actual and have been remarkably add hereafter careful research.