Why Babies in Old Paintings Look Like Old Men

We at Bright Side gathered all the theories into one article to finally try to understand why it seems like medieval artists didn’t like children very much, and as a bonus, we prepared something else for you.

Children from noble families also never had a chance to do nothing. In the portraits that appeared at the end of the 15th century, babies aren’t playing with their father’s scepters or hiding medals under their capes. They look serious and like they’ve acknowledged their responsibility to their kin and the state.

Pictorial art didn’t hang behind, and these balding, flabby, beaten-by-life babies appeared in the paintings. They had neither puffy cheeks nor big eyes, and some even had beards.

Have you ever noticed these strange babies in Medieval paintings before? Or maybe there are other details that surprise you even more?

Full article @ BrightSide