Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Secrets Of Great Works Of Art That You Did Not Know

In the world where we live, there are billions of artistic works. Most of these works have a secret, or a past that is not revealed to everyone. On this occasion, we bring to you some of the little secrets that hid these great works, which perhaps you did not know.

Eiffel Tower

This is one of the best-known antiques worldwide, and is the most famous artistic work in all of France. This tower measures 324Mts, was built in 1989 for the universal exhibition, its building story with a lapse of 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. A curious fact of this is that the Parisians at the time of the building did not accept this tower, they hated this building, the reason for this, was that according to them, this looked horrible.

However, over the years, this has been improving, for today it has restaurants, shops, viewpoints, and is visited by more than seven million people each year.

Did you know that this tower has a very disturbing video?

It was recorded in 1912, when a tailor tried to fly with an invention, which was created himself. This he tried to do from one of the highest parts of the tower. What he did not know, was that the invention would not work and he would fall.

There is a legend that tells us that a woman tried to kill herself from the Eiffel Tower. However, it fell on top of a car and years later; this one married the owner of the car.

Did you know that the tower is usually higher in summer?

Well, this happens because of the heat, since the whole structure of steel tends to expand, making it 15cm more. Night after night, this one has a light show that lasts five minutes every hour, except for the New Year celebration.

For this date, it shines even more, keeping 10 minutes in each hour. This artistic work is painted every 7 years, the funny thing is that this is done by hand, and only five employees work. During all these years it has changed color to be located today in brown. In 2007, Erika LaBrie married the Eiffel Tower; this was done in a formal ceremony. It turns out that Erika suffers from objectofilia, that is to say that it feels attraction by the objects.

Finally, Gustave Eiffel, who was the creator of the Eiffel Tower, built an apartment for himself on the upper floors. This apartment generally used to rest, or receive visitors, this apartment has a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and obviously, a beautiful view of the city, for today in this place is located a museum with statues of wax, where there are Eiffel figures.

Statue Of Liberty

This was a gift from the French to the Americans in the year 1886. The gift was made to commemorate the centennial of the declaration of independence of the United States, and as a sign of friendship between the two nations.

This work of the French sculptor Frédérec Auguste and designed by Engineer Gustave Eiffel, the same one that created the Eiffel Tower, according to several theories Frédérec remarked on his mother to create the face of the Statue of Liberty.

By the time of its inauguration, the statue was of Dark brown color. This was due to the copper material with which it was made. However after 20 years, the effects of oxidation by water began to emerge, and this ended up being the color it is today (Green).

Shortly after its inauguration, they tried to turn it into a lighthouse, and with that to get the torch light to guide the incoming ships to the port. Nevertheless, after a couple of tests, this was discarded; because the light did not have enough power.

The island on which the statue is situated was once an ancient fortification in the shape of an eleven-pointed star, which protected New York from a possible terrorist attack.

Did you know that the tips of the Statue of Liberty are not part of your crown? Thus, these were placed in representation of flashes of light, are seven, each representing each continent of the world, the real name of this is "Freedom illuminating the world."

According to studies, it is estimated that it receives at least 600 rays per year. Added to all this, the strong winds cause that the whole structure moves up to seven centimeters, and that the torch moves back and forth until fifteen centimeters.

Giza’s Sphinx

Great Sphinx of Giza is a monumental sculpture, which is located on the western bank of the Nile River, located in the city of Giza, about 20 KM from Cairo.

This is the oldest statue in the world, it has 20 meters height, it is rumored that this was created four thousand years ago.

Many years ago, this one was painted in vivid colors, the body and the face of red, while the cap that covered the head counted on stripes yellow and blue.

This last color we can still see behind one of his ears. This one had a nose and a false beard, these ended up falling, and many people say that by abandonment, while others rumor that it was by a Napoleon’s cannon shot.

Although no one knows the reason for this, the remains of the nose and beard can be found in the British museums of Cairo. This sphinx is very mysterious, since its origin, why it was built, its function and even its name, exists a theory that says that in its beginnings this statue had lion's head or of dog, and that the human head carved many years later.

The truth is that much is unknown about this sphinx, it is one of the most WTF things you will see.

This is one of the most interesting topics ever. No doubt, it would be very good to take a trip in one of these works of art.

If you think we should talk about another work let us know in the comments, we hope that this content is to your liking.

Secrets Of Great Works Of Art That You Did Not Know

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