WeÂ atÂ Bright Side gathered all the theories into one article toÂ finally try toÂ understand why itÂ seems like medieval artists didnât like children very much, and asÂ aÂ bonus, weÂ prepared something else for you.
Children from noble families also never had aÂ chance toÂ doÂ nothing. InÂ the portraits that appeared atÂ the end ofÂ the 15th century, babies arenât playing with their fatherâs scepters orÂ hiding medals under their capes. They look serious and like theyâve acknowledged their responsibility toÂ their kin and the state.
Pictorial art didnât hang behind, and these balding, flabby, beaten-by-life babies appeared inÂ the paintings. They had neither puffy cheeks nor big eyes, and some even had beards.
Have you ever noticed these strange babies inÂ Medieval paintings before? OrÂ maybe there are other details that surprise you even more?