Before camcorders, there were paintings.

January 28, 2010 at 11:43 am (history, science) ()

The website Cracked is the king of random lists.  Today I was enjoying 7 Mind Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Works of Art.  My favorite one was all the examples of artists painting UFOs into the background of famous paintings.

A Swiss woodcut showing the Swiss reacting to black disks that filled the sky before turning red and disappearing.

And you could be like “oh the Swiss are just weird like that”, but this painting was done in Germany and basically shows the same thing:

And there’s more!!

What's that in the background?

And my favorite one, Madonna with Saint Giovanni:

Hey, what’s that over her shoulder, being stared at by a man on the ground?

Dude.

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1 Comment

  1. Mythical Man said,

    I’ve seen examples of ancient art like this before. I can’t help but wonder if this stuff is faked?

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