Have you ever felt overwhelmed with emotion just by looking at a photo? It is not surprising, because an artist puts a part of his own soul, and the bigger the genius, the more powerful the effect.
We have put together some “fateful” works that will inspire you with inexplicable awe.
Mysterious Photos In History
7. The Isleworth Mona Lisa
Most of the Louvre’s visitors just want to see the legendary Mona Lisa. There are still numerous unsolved mysteries surrounding this painting, including the Stendhal syndrome it is said to cause.
This is the condition that makes people feel inside the image, leading to aggression.
The image was found in a private collection over a century ago and is now on display in the Prado Museum in Madrid. Perhaps someday it will be useful to find answers to the questions posed by Mona Lisa.
6. The Stagecraft
Artist Laura P. made this painting from a photograph taken by James Kidd and says there was no man left of the stagecraft at the time of filming. He suddenly appeared during development (the original photo is here).
Later, the painting was thought to be haunted: it always hung crookedly and apparently caused unnatural disturbances in different places. In the end, it had to be burned.
5. The Crying Boy
Italian artist Bruno Amadio made 65 portraits of crying orphans that he sold to tourists after World War II. The most famous is the crying boy, who has been officially recognized as “cursed” in various parts of England.
Legend has it that the artist lit a match in front of the boy’s eyes to make him cry and, to this day, prints of this painting have been found in 50 fires in Britain.
4. The Rokeby Venus
Diego Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus is a mystery in itself, due to the ancient face of Venus in the mirror and the wrong perspective. However, painting also has some mystical powers.
All of its owners were followed by disasters, and everyone tried to dispose of it. In the early 20th century, the image found its way to the National Gallery in London, but in 1914 a British women’s rights activist beat her five times with a butcher knife. After that, nothing strange happened to Venus.
3. The Rain Woman
The Rain Woman, painted by Ukrainian artist Svetlana Telets, is another very strange image. The artist says she made it in just five hours, and all along, and all the while someone seemed to draw with her hand. All buyers returned it with complaints of insomnia, anxiety, and feelings of being watched.
2. The Portrait of Spanish General Bernardo de Gálvez
The Galvez Hotel in Galveston, TX is a place for those who like ghost stories. The portrait of Spanish general Bernardo de Gálvez is painted so vividly that guests say he looks directly at them, even when they leave. And, strangely, the photos are always blurry or imperfect.
Also, there are even more mysterious rumors and legends about this hotel.
1. The Hands Resist Him
Bill Stoneham, the creator of the painting, says he based it on his own childhood photograph. The doll is a guide to the dream world behind the door, but what are those dreams?
There were several claims that the painting was cursed or haunted, claiming that the children moved and fought at night, while the owners complained of headaches and anxiety in their presence. And yes, it’s very scary …