Accidental Meeting with Doppelgangers in Art Museum

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Throughout history and art doppelgangers, duplicates or look-alike have caught everyone’s attention. In literature, it has been employed as one of the most interesting devices of story-telling and effect. They have been to create suspense and thrill. In films, doppelgangers have been portrayed as an uncanny and paranormal phenomenon. Doppelgangers have also proved effective in many a comedy of errors creating a confusion. Thrillers have portrayed them as evil twins and now in modern terms a twin stranger.

Doppelgangers also have a scientific and psychological aspect. Michael Sheehan, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of Cornell says, “There is only so much genetic diversity to go around. But if you shuffle that deck of cards so many times, at some point, you get the same hand dealt to you twice.” This is exactly what happened to the people listed below. They found there doppelgangers in the most unlikeliest of places, in paintings, sculptures, at a museum or in some other form of art. It made them wonder, for once, from where they actually belong. Have they reincarnated from a page of history or completely from a different century or time.

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1 From Another Century

Max Galuppo is a student from the Temple University. How surprised he might have got when he saw in a 16th-century life-size Italian painting. Nothing more could have boosted his ego more than his Italian Doppelganger who literally seems to have leaped out of the painting wearing a T-Shirt.

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