Accidental Meeting with Doppelgangers in Art Museum

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.

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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.

2 Reflections of the Renaissance Man

It seems that one fine day he just strolled into a museum and found his doppelganger in the golden frame reflecting about his life. See the smile of amusement on his face. Makes you wonder what he might have been thinking.

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3 Modern Day Vincent Guarignoni

Right out of a 16th-century Italian oil painting, made by Moroni, Giovanni Battista in 1572. This 21st-century man might have had no idea that The Cleveland Museum of Art will make him face his Italian counterpart.

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4 A Look Back

A Canadian native, Ross W. Duffin is a distinguished professor of music and author who has won many awards found his doppelganger dressed as the knight. Seeing his confident expression it seems that the spirit of the knight has overwhelmed him. Looking back it must have struck Ross that he left his helmet back in the 17th century. Now that is something you don’t see everyday.

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5 The Last Samurai

Now he found his doppelganger in flashback mode dressed as a Samurai. It must have given his ego such a boost. In front of his doppelganger frame, he looks like the modern day Ginger Samurai.

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6 Frozen in Time

These two young ladies seemed have met their doppelganger frozen in time. They must have felt flattered to find themselves apparently immortalized in their doppelganger’s painting.

So next time when you go to a museum or any other place keep your eyes open, who knows you might end up finding your twin stranger.

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