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In the Classical period, the greeks were obsessed with the perfect physical form. In my drawing class, we were told that there was a large dispute between two different groups of people with different ideas of the perfect human proportions, and that it basically boiled down to one group thinking people were 7 heads tall, and one who thought they were 8. I think that really illustrates how much the greeks valued the idea of perfect proportions. The widespread use of the contrapposto pose in sculpture accentuated these ideal body proportions. This fascination with ideal proportion continued throughout the centuries, as we can see with Leonardo da Vinci’s obsession with depicting the human form, into modern times were photos of people are altered with programs like photoshop to fit our current ideal proportions.