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Ugly Renaissance Babies

The Lactation of St. Bernard


 Vermeyen, Holy Family



  Andrea d’Agnolo, 1515, Madonna of the Holy Fucking Bird-Faced Christ


Ugly Renaissance baby totally looks like Benjamin Button!


 Virgin and Child Enthroned, Master of Bigallo


Madonna and Child, Duccio.




Terpsichore, Cosimo Tura (detail)



 Madonna and child - Raffaello Sanzio.


Berlinghiero, Madonna & Child


Albrecht Dürer, “Madonna of the Pear”.
Note the eerie resemblance to the appropriately pear-shaped Albert Brooks.
(submitted by Megan Mulry)
Albrecht Dürer, “Madonna of the Pear”.


Bernardino di Mariotto, Madonna and Child, 1498-1566, oil on panel with pastiglia.  Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Bernardino di Mariotto, Madonna and Child, 1498-1566 (so ugly they can’t properly date it), oil on panel with pastiglia (that’s not a disease but refers to the raised brooch that the Virgin Mary wears).  Walters Art Museum, Baltimore