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See The Women In Famous Paintings Get The Photoshop Treatment

Unreasonable standards of beauty, much?

1. Take Part photo editor Lauren Wade wanted to make a point about the way that the excessive use of Photoshop permeates our conceptions of beauty.

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Here, for example, with Francisco Goya’s “Nude Maya,” she whittled the waist, hips, and thighs to match today’s notions of attractiveness.

“We’ve taken a digital liquefy brush to the painstakingly layered oils of some of the most celebrated paintings of the female form, nipping and tucking at will,” Wade said. “There may be something sacrilegious in that, but the same could be said for our contemporary ideas of beauty.”

2. On Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, she added bigger boobs and a tinier waist.

Lauren Wade/Take Part

3. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ “Grande Odalisque” got a smaller waist and butt.

Lauren Wade/Take Part

For the rest of the collection, head to Take Part.

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