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The Strange Painting is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

The couple in this piece seem to be dancing high in the air, floating impossibly near the chandelier. But as it turns out, when viewed properly, there's nothing strange at all about the picture. If you look closely enough, one peculiar area of the painting hints at the reason the whole picture seems so odd.

Find that peculiar area and circle it to learn the truth.

UK Version

The couple in this piece seem to be dancing high in the air, floating impossibly near the chandelier. But, when viewed properly, there's nothing strange at all about the picture. If you look closely enough, one peculiar area of the painting hints at the reason the whole picture seems so odd.

Find that peculiar area and circle it to learn the truth.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Many things about the painting are a little off, but what one little detail seems the most unusual to you?

US Version

Thoroughly inspect the couple in the center of the picture. The answer is there somewhere.

UK Version

Thoroughly inspect the couple in the centre of the picture. The answer is there somewhere.

The couple seems to be dancing in midair, so naturally you must be curious about what they're standing on.

Look down at their feet. There's something strange going on where those feet meet the ground...

Do you see it?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

It certainly is hard to see what could be peculiar about such a happy scene.

Correct

Nice eye!

US Version

The couple seem to be the only two people with a visible reflection on the floor. It seems that the scene in this painting isn't of the ball itself but rather of its reflection on the ballroom floor!

Perhaps the young couple out on the floor looked so happy together that the painter didn't want to ruin their dance by staring straight at them.

UK Version

The couple seem to be the only two people with a visible reflection on the floor. It seems that the scene in this painting isn't of the ball itself, but rather of its reflection on the ballroom floor!

Perhaps the young couple out on the floor looked so happy together that the painter didn't want to ruin their dance by staring straight at them.

DB130S

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