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Sports photos that look like Renaissance paintings

When sporting snapshots look exactly like a Botticelli

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The internet is loving how much this photo of Houston Rockets star James Harden falling into the crowd during the NBA Playoffs looks like a Renaissance-era painting. 

'Accidental Renaissance', which has its own reddit thread, is when modern-day photographs just look too much like classic Renaissance works of art.

Here are just a few of our favourite examples in sport.

Long live the King 

This creation by Boss Logic is too perfect.

Also this is sublime… 

We call it 'schadenfreude'

Can we please commission someone to reimagine Roy Hodgson celebrating a 97th-minute equaliser from Wilfried Zaha to bring Crystal Palace level and plunge Slaven Bilic into a pit of despair in the style of Raphael? 

Always in the frame 

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From one dramatic Italian artist to another.

How often do you get to serve both the sports fan and the fine-art enthusiast in the same piece of content, hey?