What Is Beauty?
Beauty is generally defined as a mental attribute of certain objects which makes these objects pleasant to see. These objects may be natural or artificial; beauty includes beauty in the visual arts and architecture, in paintings and sculptures, in dance and music, in nature and wildlife, among others. Beauty, along with beauty and art, is the most significant part of aesthetics, among the major branches of psychology. Aesthetic beauty is usually associated with the aesthetic sentiments that affect the valuation and acceptance of a work of art. Thus, beauty has often been used as a test of aesthetic taste and as an indicator of culture and class.
The word beauty comes from the Latin word ‘gaudium’, which means ‘good taste’. According to recent research, beauty actually has more to do with the individual traits of a person, than with his or her external appearance. According to some experts, a person’s facial appearance may be attractive to an extent, but it does not necessarily mean that the person is considered to be beautiful by the same measure. Similarly, a person’s body type may look good to a degree, but his real mental beauty is only realized when he or she exhibits traits such as creativity, intelligence, integrity, and intelligence, which are positively correlated with beauty.
According to the dictionary, beauty is defined as, ‘attractive, charming, fine, lovely, appealing, well-formed, symmetrical, proportionate’. The definition given by the beholder also varies a little, depending on his or her personal preferences. For example, for some people, beauty is something that is physically and aesthetically pleasing while for some people, beauty is something that is learned and developed over time. It can also mean that beauty is independent from physical appearance.