Some women who have been dead for 500 years are given new bodies to make a statement on body issues.

An Italian artist has found a way to slim down some long-passed ladies in classic Renaissance paintings, via a compute program that's similar to Photoshop.

Anna Utopia Giordano has tweaked images from dozens of famed paintings, turning the chubby figures of the women depicted into hard bodies you'd see in a modern day gym.

She says her point is to show the hypocrisy of modern fashion magazines, which use similar methods to alter photos of models....making models look even skinnier than they are in real life and putting pressure on women and teenage girls everywhere to feel like that's what they should look like.

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