Aug 1, 2015

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

 

Vox’s Phil Edwards talks with Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University; to learn why Medieval babies were painted to look like little old men and how we shifted to the recognizably cherubic babies of the Renaissance and today.

You can read the accompanying article to the video above on Vox.

 

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