Classic Paintings Photoshopped To Reflect Today’s Impossible Beauty Standards
Before-and-after GIFs compare beauty ideals from the past several hundred years.
Faced with images that present a size 0 or 2 as the universal standard to attain, anyone who reads a magazine or watches TV shows tend to assume that thinner is necessarily better. However, the desire for a softer and fuller body was common before the 20th century, and even was a sign of wealth and success. Similarly, paintings from hundreds of years ago prove that expectations for women’s bodies once involved more contours.