Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly? Phil Edwards dug a little find out: http://www.vox.com/2015/7/8/8908825/ugly-medieval-babies

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20 Responses

  1. gowdaflow says:

    Wow, I didnt know that, but you are so right lol they look like older men

  2. JacksInn says:

    Never really thought about it, but thanks, Vox.

  3. Z Dubs says:

    This seems obvious, babies look like ugly old men. Lets be honest with
    ourselves here.

  4. Arman Johnson says:

    Every time he said homunculi I think of Full Metal Alchemist 

  5. Derius says:


  6. Jay - says:

    Just wanna say I love the quality of your videos and the niche-ness of the

  7. shafta99 says:

    ugly or breathtaking. lol

  8. Alyssa Adler says:

    I know some painters would intentionally place the people they hated in bad
    scenarios in their paintings on purpose… so maybe some painters what do
    the same but with babies? And if…let’s say… a king or someone from a
    higher rank asked or maybe even forced a painter to paint, I bet the
    painter would depict them as a big baby if you got on the painters bad
    side. Hard to explain. just an idea. I don’t really buy the whole Jesus man
    baby theory

  9. JazzKeyboardist1 says:

    Ricky Bobby liked the Baby Jesus as a Ninja in a tuxedo tee shirt singing
    lead vocals for Leonard Skynard

  10. cookieman2117 says:

    Definitely the weirdest vox topic I have seen. 

  11. kfogarty81 says:

    Babies just look like ugly middle-aged men. Simple

  12. Andrew Workman says:

    homunculus has got to be one of the greatest words in the english lexicon

  13. Joseph Neigh says:

    Watch the video and it still doesn’t quite make sense “why”…

  14. Joseph Neigh says:

    Thanks for providing supplemental info 🙂

  15. Vox says:

    +Joseph Neigh because Jesus! here’s some more info:

  16. Horst Wrabetz says:

    Maybe the least satisfying video on Youtube.

  17. Cody Crawford says:

    I had no idea I needed this video in my life until it found its way there.

  18. Jeffwongo says:

    Still didn’t explain WHY they made them ugly

  19. fullmetalfunk says:

    Medieval babies are disturbing, but not as disturbing as Guy Fieri
    Renaissance babies.

  20. blipblip88 says:

    …what a crock.