50 Times People Took A Photograph And Realized It’s “Accidental Renaissance”

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When you point your camera at a random thing on the street, you usually don’t expect much. But in the vast sea of dull photos that fill your camera roll, one stands out. Call it a miracle, or a lovely surprise, but if you feel like the pic is superior in composition, style, lighting, and somewhat resembles a classical painting, it may be that you have just encountered “accidental renaissance.”

Thanks to the devoted community r/AccidentalRenaissance that seeks the thrill of photography that “accidentally resembles the types of art popular from the 14th-19th centuries,” we now know it’s a thing and not a mere coincidence. Created in 2014, the subreddit now has 748k “universalis personae,” aka members, who like looking for dramatic compositions, complex narratives, sophisticated lightning, and pictorial colors in everyday snaps.

So scroll down to see what the buzz is all about and after you’re done, don’t forget to check part 1 of Accidental Renaissance highlights such as “Pizza Night With The Woofers” and “The Lost Supper.”

More: Reddit h/t: boredpanda

Our Cat Trying To Steal Cheese

A Caring Matriarch

The Modern Mona Lisa

Oranges Photographed Through The Glass Panes Of A Greenhouse

Blinky In The Sun. Our Pupper Passed Away This Morning. I Always Thought This iPhone Photo Of Him Looked Like A Painting

Accidentally Took A Picture Of My Cat That Looks Like An Old Master’s Painting

The Selfie

The Coffee Shop Window

Feline Friendship

Renaissance Chicken

We’ll Be Home Soon

13th Attempt To Break The Gaza Blockade By Sea

A Monk In Italy. (Photographer: Steve Mccurry)

The Creation Of Internets

Firefighters Taking A Break Out West

These Musicians In A Restaurant In Greece

A Little Girl Carrying A Lamb To Shelter From Falling Ash During Iceland’s 2010 Volcanic Eruption

Supper At Home

This Lady Peeling Pomegranates

The Horsemen

Snapped This Moment During My 12 Day – 110 Mile (800 Head Of Cattle) Drive From Utah To Arizona

Power From On High: Two Weed Farming Nuns

Brokering Of The Candy

Reflect

Mr. Fluffies Betrayal

Concert Selfie

The First Batch (The Bakehouse In Vancouver)

Adoration Of The Rose

Keanu Reeves Ascends To Save Mankind

My Girlfriend’s Uncle Took A Photo Of This Monk At A 13th Century Monastery

Vasiliy Is Still Breathing

Two Mice Fighting

A Young Man, Illuminated By Mobile Phones, Recites A Poem While Protestors Chant Slogans Calling For Civilian Rule, During A Blackout In Khartoum, Sudan

Stumbled Upon A Fair In Brussels Recently. Truly Accidental Renaissance For Me!

A Monk Prays For An Elderly Man Who Had Died Suddenly While Waiting For A Train In China.

Russian Soldier Playing An Abandoned Piano In Chechnya

The Barista

The Petulant Donald

Stevie Nicks Photographed At A Fleetwood Mac Concert In 1978

Friend Took This Photo Of Me Napping The Other Day, Was Told I Should Post It Here

In The Train, India

Seated Jester

Dearly Beloved

An Amish Vacation

King James Falling Into The Seats Looked Like Some Sort Of Renaissance Composition

Student At Rest

Chinese Policemen Visiting The Remote Region Of Xinjiang To Spread Awareness Of The Coronavirus (2020)

A Feast In The Capital City

Japanese Opposition Members Trying To Block The Passing Of New Immigration Laws

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