Michelangelo, van Gogh, da Vinci are not only masters with paints and canvases. What makes their masterpieces eternally significant is their secret meanings, the symbolism, the hidden images under the layers of oil and varnish, the unsolved riddles.
1. The Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel is the home of Michelangelo’s iconic Creation of Adam, a depiction of men’s relationship to God. But if it is looked closely it shows the structure of the human brain. The two angels handing “a fig” to each other depicted above the floor of the chapel symbolizes Michelangelo’s opinion about the uncouth behavior of the Pope.