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Hidden Easter Eggs in Classic Works of Art That You Had No Idea Were There

Hidden Easter Eggs in Classic Works of Art That You Had No Idea Were There November 12, 2018

    Trying to find hidden meaning in the things from our collective past is nothing new, especially when it comes to some of the more recognizable works of art that the world has seen. Just ask Dan Brown — the guy has made millions off of finding tiny details in Leonardo da Vinci’s work. But da Vinci isn’t the only artist out there who liked hiding things in his paintings. Here are some of the coolest Easter eggs in famous art.

    Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, Raphael

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    For a lot of years, it wasn’t even clear who was actually responsible for Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. The original, which was painted in 1505-06, has been changed several times, including once in the mid-17th century, when an unknown artist turned the subject into St. Catherine, covering her shoulders and putting a wheel and palm frond in her lap.