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Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

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Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out looking like a fully grown-up. Luckily everything stopped thanks to Renaissance.

 

 

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