Painting Puzzle

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Painting Puzzle

Post by plaques » 27 Jun 2013, 22:24

A little puzzle for all you painting buffs.
Who is the artist?
What is unusual about it?
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Re: Painting Puzzle

Post by Wendyf » 28 Jun 2013, 07:30

I'm no painting buff, but something in the old grey cells told me it might be a Holbein and a quick google told me that it is The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. The strange object in the foreground is an anamorphic skull :smile: A perspective trick which means that the skull can only be seen clearly when the painting is approached from the side.

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Re: Painting Puzzle

Post by Wendyf » 28 Jun 2013, 07:37

A good game for learning your old masters is on the "Free Rice" website. I love the word game, but you can also earn a few grains of rice by guessing the artist...
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