There is too such a thing as an ugly baby

Because here is an entire blog of them.
(Renaissance, you worry me.)

http://uglyrenaissancebabies.tumblr.com

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Well, you know. They were just more brutally frank back then.

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  2. It worries me to consider that many of these were idealized portrayals.
    eek.

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    • Some of the artists are actually from the Baroque era. The Baroque loved freaks and sensational topics—rape, adultery, murder, etc. Hence the bearded ladies and weird-looking babies. Apparently some Spanish duke had a collection of beaded lady paintings. Go figure.

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  3. I love that there is a blog devoted to this!

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  4. there’s a tumblr for everything!! bahaha!

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  5. Posted by Margy Rydzynski on March 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Yo. Them’s some ugly babbies.

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  6. Babies need more fur, like kittehs. Then any ugly would be underneath.
    That’s an amazing blog…
    WOW!!!!!!

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  7. there is no subject too insignificant to be tumblrized.

    two faves:
    Escher Ladies – dedicated to the poses of female heroes in comics and other graphic art. introduced the phrase “boobs’n’ass pose” to the vernacular.

    Mittens does Will S. – exactly what it says. dear old Mittens is pompous enough to deliver some of the most over the top Shakesperian lines.

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  8. btw, here in the South, the proper behavior when presented with an ugly baby is to admire her for a bit, followed by “my oh, my. that’s an interestingbaby !?”

    my sister was a labor and delivery nurse for several years. she told us there was a code for babies who were not overtly baby-with-a-problem, but were still a bit ‘off’. the code was FLK, as in “paging doctor C, FLK in Delivery”.
    FLK=funny looking kid

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