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These Renaissance Paintings Were Sci-Fi BEFORE Sci-Fi

By Becky Ferreira Jan 31, 2013

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When most people think about Renaissance artists, they think of pastoral scenes, religious portraits, or Greek classics. But some of the most famous artists of the 15th to 18th Centuries depicted scenes that seem very anachronistic for their time—often unintentionally! Check out our picks for the most futuristic work made by artists who lived long before the Industrial Revolution (yes, there will be lots of Leonardo da Vinci).

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