The Renaissance is often perceived as the period of the noblest traditions, but some artists from that time had been repeatedly doing something that looks somewhat sinister nowadays - they painted children like mini versions of old men. Tumblr account 'Ugly Renaissance Babies' is doing exactly what its name suggests - collecting the ugliest baby artworks from the said era, hilariously proving that some painters probably had never laid their eyes on an infant.

From rock-hard abs to getting stoned like a gravel road, these little fellas seem to be hitting puberty a lot faster than we did. Scroll down to poke some fun at the images, er, I mean, learn some art history and vote for your favorite entries!

More info: Tumblr (h/t)

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Mark Fuller 1 year ago

Is it a baby? Is it a sausage roll? Who knows. Either way, it's far too scary to risk giving it your tit!

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1 year ago

Her face be like well that's a fail

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

and the duck face was born :)

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Pi... 1 year ago

I was a caesarean baby too! All I can say is....oh my gaawww...

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

"another painting? please mom, i'm booooored!! "

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Cyndi H 1 year ago

Wait... Is that a magnifying glass she's holding to his baby junk? I am deeply confused.

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Oh my... The woman's face isn't half bad, but what the hell happened with that thing on her shoulder?

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

How can a child face be that perverse??

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Molly Block 1 year ago

Why is the little man pushing on her face?

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Kate Yeti 1 year ago

Hey, any parent of a little boy will tell you - it happens. Sometimes there just isn't any other option! ;)

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Cyndi H 1 year ago

Chucky!!!!

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Panic!AtTheYeemo 1 year ago

*record scratch, freeze frame* yup that's me. you're probably wondering how I got in this situation.

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1 year ago

The cow is rolling its eyes like WTF is that

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d r e a m w o r l d 1 year ago

*derp intensifies* no choild. stahp. yuo doing meh a concern. no heckin bamboozle.

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Bunnies are better!! 1 year ago

My oh My! at first I thought they were just painting his nails which is strange because that would mean that he has three feet. I need more sleep..

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Camil Gagnon 1 year ago

Why? In sincerely ask, why?

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Shinomi Chan 1 year ago

They do work like that, if you twist hard enough.

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Keith Garland 1 year ago

"My lord, it's just an eye. The gods saw fit to grace me with a spare. And may I say King Leonidas, you legs are so smooth."

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Kerry Pye 1 year ago

i guess her boob job went wrong

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Looks like a little merman... or those paper thingies people put on turkey legs. Just looked it up: turkey booties or turkey frills. Okay.

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Juan Castellucci 1 year ago

Well, dont laugh so hard. people posting on social media look the same or worse than these demonic babies if not for the Photoshop . Yes, you too

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Karen Frazier 1 year ago

Man, the artists had good drugs back then.

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Jenn 1 year ago

.....with a creepy old man in the background 😁 😁

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Karolína T. 1 year ago

At medicine faculty, our professor told us about unintended depicting of different diseases on rennaisance and baroq paintworks. This is Klippel-Feil syndrome.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Cupid is stupid.

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Roslyn Altaira 1 year ago

Back off! This thing fires 150 rounds a minute!!

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Pi... 1 year ago

His holy trinity! Bwaaahaha!

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1 year ago

DO YOU EVEN NECK BRO

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Petra Christovová 1 year ago

This is the first picture where the children look like actual children, not like something from a horror movie.

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Heidrance 1 year ago

you know, kinda funny-lookin'.

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Cody Eriksen 1 year ago

Ah! This is scary! It's Cartman going to the Special Olympics

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Sykz 1 year ago

Taxi!!

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Whao! well Saint Anne being Jesus Grand-Ma, her grip explain all the muscle the baby seems to have: Jesus inherit her super muscular strenght

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Bunny 1 year ago

So disturbing.

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Ug yes. People thought dolphins looked like that...

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Priscilla Winslow 1 year ago

What a squishy baby. I love squishy babies.

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Amanda Poirier 1 year ago

I dunno who or what is holding the baby Jesus. But it's got too many fingers!

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Pi... 1 year ago

They all look frog-faced and beak-nosed.

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Did they ever actually met a baby? This is not a baby, this is a very small adult

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Kerry Pye 1 year ago

the babies looks disgusted

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1 year ago

Gimme that, bitch

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Worst gangsta portrait ever.

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Connie Martin 1 year ago

Baby Charles Laughton

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

At least the breast is lower down on this one.

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

WTF IS GOING ON HERE

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Does the baby have a beard????

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

He looks like one of the Former American Presidents.

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Kerry Pye 1 year ago

did children ever wear clothes?

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Wanda Queen 1 year ago

That's a nasty case of pink eye right there.

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Megan Curl 1 year ago

Pinhead's wife and child. Hellraiser!

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Why does a baby have better abs than me?

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Loula 1 year ago

Anyone else notice the breasts always sit a bit too high up, on the mothers..?

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Kerry Pye 1 year ago

middle aged mini jesus

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Jennifer Marshall 1 year ago

Mini monk and mama.

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

And ...I...yyyyy....I....will...always.....love....Yoooooooo!

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Bettye McKee 1 year ago

Looks like she's considering pouring that ink down his throat.

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Roslyn Altaira 1 year ago

Nasty case of varicose veins there...

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

We found Kreacher, people.

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Jennifer Marshall 1 year ago

Are they even human?

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Merijo Dietrich 1 year ago

they don't make babies like that anymore. thank God!

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Baby Jesus is squishing that poor bird (a barn swallow?), and it looks like he's got another one in his mouth.

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