The Renaissance is often perceived as the period of the noblest traditions, but some artists from that time had repeatedly been doing something that looks somewhat sinister nowadays - they painted our beloved beautiful babies 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 a cute, fat baby. On the other hand, this weird Renaissance art depiction of baby Jesus might stem from the belief that he was born formed like an adult and didn't change much growing. Following this, all the other ugly babies were painted in the same manner.

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

More info: Tumblr (h/t)

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Mark Fuller
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Her face be like well that's a fail

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Jeremie Guerra
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2 years ago

and the duck face was born :)

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Pi...
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2 years ago

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

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Jeremie Guerra
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2 years ago

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

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Cyndi H
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2 years ago

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

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

How can a child face be that perverse??

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Molly Block
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2 years ago

Why is the little man pushing on her face?

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Kate Yeti
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Chucky!!!!

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Panic!AtTheYeemo
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2 years ago

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

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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Bunnies are better!!
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Why? In sincerely ask, why?

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Shinomi Chan
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2 years ago

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

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Keith Garland
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

i guess her boob job went wrong

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Man, the artists had good drugs back then.

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Jenn
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2 years ago

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

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Karolína T.
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Cupid is stupid.

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Roslyn Altaira
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2 years ago

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

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Pi...
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2 years ago

His holy trinity! Bwaaahaha!

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2 years ago

DO YOU EVEN NECK BRO

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Petra Christovová
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

you know, kinda funny-lookin'.

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Cody Eriksen
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2 years ago

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

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Taxi!!

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Zenozenobee
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

So disturbing.

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years ago

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

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Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

What a squishy baby. I love squishy babies.

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Amanda Poirier
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2 years ago

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

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Pi...
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2 years ago

They all look frog-faced and beak-nosed.

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Zenozenobee
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

the babies looks disgusted

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2 years ago

Gimme that, bitch

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years ago

Worst gangsta portrait ever.

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Connie Martin
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2 years ago

Baby Charles Laughton

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years ago

At least the breast is lower down on this one.

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Lillian Chesak
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2 years ago

WTF IS GOING ON HERE

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Zenozenobee
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2 years ago

Does the baby have a beard????

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

He looks like one of the Former American Presidents.

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Kerry Pye
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2 years ago

did children ever wear clothes?

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Wanda Queen
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2 years ago

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

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Megan Curl
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2 years ago

Pinhead's wife and child. Hellraiser!

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Lillian Chesak
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2 years ago

Why does a baby have better abs than me?

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Loula
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2 years ago

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

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Kerry Pye
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2 years ago

middle aged mini jesus

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Jennifer Marshall
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2 years ago

Mini monk and mama.

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Andrew Gibb
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2 years ago

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

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Helen Loudon
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2 years ago

Honey-BooBoo!

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Bettye McKee
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2 years ago

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

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Roslyn Altaira
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2 years ago

Nasty case of varicose veins there...

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Lillian Chesak
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2 years ago

We found Kreacher, people.

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Jennifer Marshall
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2 years ago

Are they even human?

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Merijo Dietrich
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2 years ago

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

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years 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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