Thanks to Marc Chung for sending over a link to a great Cracked article on hidden easter eggs (secrets) in real-life art.
One of the easter eggs is supposedly the “hidden musical notes” inside of Lenoardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” piece. The claim is that if you overlay a standard 5-bar musical notation graph across the painting, lining up on the people’s hands and then mark down each of their hand positions you get a small composition of music, like so:
uhh… I love conspiracy theories just as much as the next guy, but just because you played the notes with an organ doesn’t mean it was embedded music. What about this picture? This could be the theme to Jaws — it’s just 2 notes:
… da-DUM indeed.
The rest of the article goes on to show UFOs in action paintings and eventually full on renaissance art-porn which is certainly interesting… including a black-and-white picture of horses ejaculating all over the place. That’s pretty common behavior for horses in the wild, to just stand around in packs, blowing slurry all over the grassy hillside so I can understand why they painted that.
I won’t put that picture here, but I’ll put a different one… of the world’s tallest horse. Holy shit that’s a big horse…