In times past, when people were forbidden to express their opinion or beliefs publicly, or it was considered rude to let your true feelings be known, a painting or a sculpture was a suitable medium in which an artist could hide a message.
Many of these messages were often political, moral, or based on religious allegories. However, some of them had a purely amusing character – the artist’s way of having some fun and leaving his personal mark on the canvas. All throughout history, especially in the middle ages and the Renaissance, famous artists have placed hidden meanings within their works of art. Read More . . .