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Jessi Willeto

Looking at the beginning of the classical period, we see the sculptures begin to loosen up and become more realistic, such as the Kritios boy with contrapposto. Proportions are becoming more human and organic though the high and late classical period, as their faces begin to relax and more organic detail is added, making the sculptures more relatable. The form becomes more humanistic and ideal, as our previous discussion mentioned. We also see exact measurements being created within the buildings becoming “perfect proportions’ (the silver ratio). I can see this reflected in our society becoming obsessed with perfection in the digital age — obsession over makeup, anti-aging, and displaying our perfect lives in digital form. Trends for hair and style are constantly changing but there is no doubt there is a preoccupation for perfection.