Shocking animated GIFs reshape classic paintings to fit today’s beauty standards

Shocking animated GIFs reshape classic paintings to fit today’s beauty standards

The female bodies displayed in classic paintings are a far cry from the body standards of today’s media. Lauren Wade, the Senior Photo Editor at TakePart, re-imagined classic paintings letting today’s fashion standards influence the female forms.

In the past several years, there has been an increasing amount of attention and awareness around the use of Photoshop when editing the figures of today’s media. By placing today’s body ideals within the historical context of classic paintings, we see how dramatically different the current standards are from the body ideals of years past.

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