Channing Tatum, Jensen Ackles and Chris Hemsworth are absolutely handsome. Don’t you think so? Celebs and the classical Greek canon of beauty.
Beauty is a difficult concept. Every time, every country, every person has a different idea about what is beautiful or ugly?
However, in our Western culture, ancient Greek artists, especially sculptors, established the characteristics that a body must have to be beautiful.
Remember that above all, Greek artists represented athletes, winners at the Olympic Games, and Gods of their complicated mythology. Of course, all of them were young, healthy, handsome and proportionate.
Thus, what is proportion? Speaking about size and measures, it’s the relation among different parts of the body.
In the 5th century BP, Polyclitus established the canon. From then on, a handsome person must reflect this canon. And that includes our stars and celebs.
The two most famous sculptures by Polyclitus are Doryphores and Diadoumenos. Here, their images.
If you search for similar looks among current stars. You easily will find Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and Jensen Ackles. Sexy!
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**Polyklitus of Argos, sometimes called the Elder, was an ancient Greek sculptor of the fifth century BCE.
Polyklitus, along with Phidias, created the Classical Greek style. Although none of his original works survive, literary sources identifying Roman marble copies of his work allow reconstructions to be made. Contrapposto was a posture in his statues in which the weight was placed on one leg, and was a source of his fame as well as the classical canon.