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.


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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!

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Mark Fuller 11 months 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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11 months ago

Her face be like well that's a fail

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Jeremie Guerra 11 months ago

and the duck face was born :)

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Pi... 11 months ago

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

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Jeremie Guerra 11 months ago

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

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Cyndi H 11 months ago

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

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Nadine Ducca 11 months 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 11 months ago

How can a child face be that perverse??

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Molly Block 11 months ago

Why is the little man pushing on her face?

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Kate Yeti 11 months 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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