Scientists have unraveled one of the strangest mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci

Well-known Italian painter and a genius engineer Leonardo da Vinci not only left a mysterious coded entries in his diary, but also used a special encryption method in their paintings. Scientists still debate about the most famous portrait of the Mona Lisa, as well as about the mysterious signs in the painting “the last Supper”. According to an article published on the website sciencealert.com not long ago, scientists managed to uncover one of the great mysteries in his painting, hiding in the famous painting “the Saviour of the world”.

The painting “Salvator Mundi” has attracted special attention of scientists due to special glass bowl depicted in the hands of Jesus Christ

Uncover the secret of the painting “the Saviour of the world”

The works of Leonardo da Vinci have a special mystique and mystery as the artist himself had not only great knowledge in the field of engineering, mechanics, painting, poetry, philosophy, and medicine, but also had connections with the secret societies, which still hide many mysteries.

The mysterious smile of Mona Lisa to this day has a lot of debate about its creation. Meanwhile, attention was drawn to another painting by the Italian artist, called “Salvator Mundi, or Savior of the world”, Dating back to about 1500 BC In the picture in the hands of Christ is a glass globe that shows no signs of refraction and reflection of light, which is observed usually in shapes of spherical shape. Thanks to computer modeling of California scientists have suggested that Jesus holds, not a solid sphere but hollow.

Application of technology of 3D rendering proved that in the hands of Jesus is a hollow glass object

Previously, this hypothesis has been discussed by scientists, along with otherassumptions. But now, thanks to the advanced technology of 3D rendering, the team was able to simulate the application of the brushstrokes of the artist, which confirm this hypothesis. It is known that this technology allows to recreate a high-quality image of the painting with light materials, light sources and scientific knowledge, which correspond to a particular period of time.

So, the team of scientists managed to calculate the approximate size of a sphere that had a radius of 6.8 cm. After analyzing the object, the researchers also found that the sphere could have a thickness of not more than 1.3 mm. In addition, the folds of the dress of Christ, depicted over the sphere, provide an opportunity to ensure that da Vinci knew about the specific refraction of light in spherical shapes, because in that period of time he worked on the study of optics. A detailed study of the painting, you can make confident drawing image to canvas, which gives the right to assume that the painting “the Saviour of the world” is the closest equivalent to the image of the “Mona Lisa”.

It is worth noting that at the moment the painting is most expensive work of art in the history of mankind, being sold for $ 450 million in 2017.