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Many Renaissance artists depicted babies (most often the baby Jesus) as miniaturised old men, possibly because they conceptualised childhood differently to how we do now. Judging by some 15th and 16th century works, it’s almost as if the painter never laid eyes on a baby.

More unsightly old chiselers at the Ugly Renaissance Babies Tumblr. Their motto:

The kids aren’t alright.

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