Ugly Renaissance Babies


The Renaissance artists repeatedly did something that we wonder about today – they painted babies like miniaturized old men. This was probably due to the fact that the they didn’t have a concept of childhood they same way we do now, so in some 15th and 16th century works, it looks like the painter never laid eyes on a baby.



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  1. SeventySeven December 7, 2017

    Wow! People were Fugly back then!

  2. Lord Bob of Hampashire December 7, 2017

    The babies were modeled after the artists benefactor. After a fashion, it’s as if Goodall could paint every baby would look like Kaepernick.

  3. The cow’s expression is ace!

    • Stick Figure Artist December 7, 2017

      Yeah the cow… heavy drugs, man, heavy drugs. But, most of the faces look like drugs were wide spread back then. Just saying…

  4. Jackson Pollock December 7, 2017

    They had crappy artists back then too. What an epiphany!

  5. I had the Epiphany yesterday.

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