Terrifying Babies in Italy and Norway

It’s been a stressful few weeks. I’ve been doing some work for a big festival, but it’s calmed down now. Now to try and move across the sea again. (Wish me luck.)

So, for a laugh (for my own benefit, thank you), here’s a handful of depictions of terrifying babies, and one toddler. I came across them in Rome and Oslo – apparent hubs of disturbing children in art.

Babies are pretty darn cute – the cooing, the little fat cheeks, and tiny hands. These are not those babies.

Just what is happening here? Why are they so calm about it? Girl(?) on the left, don’t touch it. Stop reaching out for that ambiguous animal.

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When your friend tells a bad joke but y’all have had too much to drink to come up with a good comeback.

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WHY DOES HERCULES HAVE A BABY HEAD?

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Norway, you are a stunning place filled with majesty. But we need to talk.

Just like your standard family photo at the beach.

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This is fine and not disturbing.

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Normal sporting activities to play with your children.

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K. I’m out.Vigeland - weird anti-baby sculptures galore


Photos were taken at the Capitoline Museum, Rome; National Museum of Art, Oslo; Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo.

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