Famous art pieces are great as they are. You can gaze at them for hours, and still find new aspects. Geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo used their art for more than just art.
They wanted to send messages to the public. Of course, as long as you could find the secret message.
No, this is not the code of Da Vinci. But it is close to it. For example, Da Vinci hide a secret message in The Last Supper, one of his most famous works.
Michelangelo, on the other hand, is famous for his Creation of Adam. It is one of the most iconic images in human history. It makes the Sistine Chapel that much more beautiful.
But look at it long enough, and you will start seeing images and shapes.