Master of classical Greek art, Polykleitos, revered the human figure. He created a method (the Canon) where a detailed system of mathematical calculation was to be used in order to sculpt the most perfect human form. He focused on balance and on the feel and movement of the flesh and muscle, preferably without drapery. The Diadumenus was the fruit of this intellectual approach. It greatly influenced the sense of aesthetics which played an important role in the history of Greek sculpture and beyond.

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