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Laura Barber

The Classical Period was dominated by statues in the contrapposto pose, meaning that the figure held weight on one leg, creating a more elegant and natural body shape. Artists of this period significantly changed how the human body was viewed and possibly even began the modern obsession with ideal proportions. Although statues are not as common these days, real bodies are edited on PhotoShop and put through unnatural diets and workout routines in order to achieve the ideal proportions that society finds beautiful. Although these proportions are indeed attractive, it has created a toxic culture of body shaming in contemporary society.