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Renaissance Artists Painted Really Creepy, Ugly Babies

There are two types of babies in medieval art; the beautiful, cupid angel babies and the creepy old man babies you see here. We're sure there's some historical reason that Renaissance artists chose to draw babies like tiny full-sized men, but we don't like it. It's kind of like going to see a horror film, or squishing a spider... you know it's scary, but you just can't look away. On that note, enjoy this collection of Renaissance paintings full of ugly creepy babies, clearly painted by men who had never seen a real-life baby.

Creepy ugly Renaissance baby paintings | thumbnail includes two pictures of babies Madonna and Child by Mantegna
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