Doppleganger!!! Man finds his double in 16th Century Italian painting
Max Galuppo would have fit right in with the Renaissance.
Galuppo, a Temple University student, found his doppelganger in a 16th century Italian painting by an unknown artist titled Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet.
The painting came to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1917 with the works in the John G. Johnson collection.
‘It was really weird. He goes to Temple so we’d been saying for a while we wanted to go to the art museum,’ his girlfriend, Nikkie Curtis, told ABC News.
‘We went into the armor exhibit and he loved the helmets. He was completely oblivious to it, and I walked past it and was like, ‘Do you see this painting right now? It looks just like you.”
The 735 Reddit users who’ve commented on the photo since Curtis uploaded it Sunday night agreed.
‘To be honest, I didn’t see it. I didn’t see the resemblance,’ Galuppo said. ‘And then I saw the picture of me next to it, and you can’t deny that.’
Since posting it the picture has brought Galuppo plenty of attention and funny requests.
One person even asked Galuppo to pose for a remake of the portrait in a matching outfit – down to the red tights.
‘Someone on on Reddit actually offered to make a costume for it. If we could find a costume, he’d be 110 percent behind that idea. He would definitely do it,” Curtis said.
With all the attention Gaullpo decided to research where the painting came from and now he’s wondering if it might be an ancestor.
‘The area that painting is from in Italy, that area is actually where my grandparents are from,’ he said. I might check out Ancestry.com to see if there’s a relationship.’
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