These Old Masterpieces Are Full Of Secrets. Ghosts, Tears, Slashed Throats… #10… WOW.

Looking at the secrets revealed by these old masterpieces, I couldn’t stop thinking about the Da Vinci Code — it almost felt like Tom Hanks was about to appear out of nowhere explaining the obscure meaning of some previously invisible object or other. In the event, Tom Hanks made no appearance, but the findings were nevertheless extraordinary.

X-Rays of 14 of Museo del Prado’s masterpieces revealed some truly astonishing features that are invisible to the naked eye. Madrid’s famous gallery has now released an iOS app (it’s called Second Canvas Museo del Prado) that allows you to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the familiar images. Here is a sample of what you would see.

1. Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes — Rembrandt.

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2. Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes — Rembrandt.

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3. Mar├¡a Agustina de Sarmiento — Diego Vel├ízquez

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4. Mar├¡a Agustina de Sarmiento — Diego Vel├ízquez.

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5. The Descent from the Cross — Rogier van der Weyden.

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6. The Descent from the Cross — Rogier van der Weyden.

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7. The Descent from the Cross — Rogier van der Weyden.

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8. The Descent from the Cross — Rogier van der Weyden.

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9. Mar├¡a Agustina de Sarmiento — Diego Vel├ízquez.

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10. Las Meninas or The Family of Philip IV — Diego Vel├ízquez.

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11. The Descent from the Cross — Rogier van der Weyden.

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12. The Garden of Earthly Delights — Hieronymus Bosch.

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13. The Garden of Earthly Delights — Hieronymus Bosch.

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Source: Museo del Prado.

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