lences of the trunk are brought into splendid relief, especially the breasts, whose form is perfect.
It follows that the sitting posture is the more beautiful, the more extended the upper body is at the same time.
Fig. 132. Sitting posture, with extended upper body and elevated arms.
Having regard to what has already been said about extension and flexion, we may lay it down as a rule for the sitting position and its influence on bodily beauty, that perfectly beautiful bodies are seen to less advantage in the sitting than in the standing position. In the case of short or crooked legs, accompanied by a