Not only artistic value, these 6 paintings also reveal incredible facts about the old world

Ancient paintings are a valuable resource for science to discover countless mysteries obscured by the dust of time. For example, pasta dishes which are eaten by nobility or famous painter Vinci thanks to ... squint.

Ancient paintings may contain a certain message or depict some characteristics from ancient times. This is why art experts often look for evidence and spend hours deciphering famous paintings.

6. The first painting in a cave was painted by a woman

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The person who painted this picture is a woman.

By studying caves where ancient people lived, experts came to the conclusion that the first artists were women. This is based on finger and palm imprints, as well as drawing styles in relation to hand proportions. Only about a quarter of drawings are made by men.

5. Medieval artists could only draw animals when they saw it with their own eyes

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Painting of falcon and crocodile.

It is believed that the strange appearance of some animals is made up by artists. But after studying medieval animal fables, experts realized that in some cases, artists would draw pictures based on descriptions of animals if they did not have a chance. see them with your own eyes. This is why it's so easy to draw a falcon, but it's not so simple to draw a crocodile when they've never seen it in Europe.

The situation is getting worse because people don't know much about wildlife. This ignorance often leads to confusion, the animals appearing in paintings are more or less fictional.

4. In the 18th century, all noble men in Russia wore makeup

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In the 18th century, makeup became a real art that even men were interested in.

Based on paintings in Russia around the 18th century, it can be partly proved that makeup has become a real art that even men are interested in.

They are very careful with the powders they use, care about moisturizing the lips and apply a lot of powder on the wig. Excess chalk is removed from the face with a special knife. And to restore skin after using makeup, they will use specially formulated lotions.

3. Pasta is the food of the nobility and has been . eaten

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The tradition of eating noodles by hand: macaroni is mixed with sauce and then used immediately for hand to mouth.

Initially, pasta (pasta) was only served in the homes of the rich because the recipe is not very simple. The dough is made from wheat flour, goat's milk and chicken egg yolk. The noodles are pulled into sheets and cut into strips.

Dry noodles are boiled in hot water, picked out and then covered with a layer of grated cheese. Pasta is then added with cinnamon, cooking oil and a bit of Provatura cheese, which looks like a mozzarella. The noodles are then sprayed with a little pink water and placed in the oven for 30 minutes.

In the 17th century, pasta factories began to open, making food more affordable. People also gradually eat noodles with a tomato sauce. But the tradition of eating noodles by hand still doesn't go away: the pasta is mixed with the sauce and then used to hand right into the mouth.

2. Leonardo da Vinci had a squint, which caused him to constantly switch awareness between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional

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Because of squint, Leonardo da Vinci was able to switch between two-dimensional and three-dimensional spatial awareness by straining the eye muscles.

After studying the self-portraits of Leonardo da Vinci, neuroscientist Christopher Tyler came to the conclusion that the painting master had a . cross-eyed look. Because of this disorder, Leonardo da Vinci was able to switch between two-dimensional and three-dimensional spatial awareness by straining the eye muscles. This is also the reason why he can draw extremely realistic paintings.

Usually, to achieve this effect, artists with normal vision will close one eye and then draw something of depth on a smooth surface.

1. According to rituals, women's breasts are drawn separately from the body

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Traditional dessert with a shape that looks like a woman's breast

Legend has it that Agatha, 15, from a wealthy family, swore to be single and decided to dedicate her life to God. This is why the girl disagrees when the city leader wants to marry her. And then, that man decided to retaliate. Agatha was harassed and lost her breasts. Later, the Apostle Peter appeared in the prison where the girl was imprisoned and healed her wounds.

In the tradition of iconography, Agatha was painted with her clothes (as a symbol of her healing) but she kept her own breast on a plate.

In addition, to commemorate this legend, on St. Agatha, people in Sicily (Italy) often make traditional desserts with shapes that look like women's breasts.

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