“Polykleitos made two statues at the same time, one which would be pleasing to the crowd and the other according to the principles of his art. In accordance with the opinion of each person who came into his workshop, he altered something and changed its form, submitting to the advice of each. Then he put both statues on display. The one was marvelled [sic] at by everyone, and the other was laughed at. Thereupon Polykleitos said, ‘But the one that you find fault with, you made yourselves; while the one that you marvel at, I made.'”

Roman historian Aelian, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages

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