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These Renaissance Paintings Were Sci-Fi BEFORE Sci-Fi

By Becky Ferreira Jan 31, 2013

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"Battesimo di Cristo" by Aert de Gelder (1710)

The artist's intent: To depict Saint John performing Jesus Christ's baptism.

The outcome: Saint John and Jesus appear to be getting abducted into a UFO with a tractor beam.

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