Beauty is often defined as a subjective feeling relating to the aesthetic quality of certain objects, which makes these objects aesthetically pleasurable to view. Such objects can be nature, humans, landscapes and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is probably the most important theme of aesthetics, among the most important branches of psychology. In this article, I will discuss how beauty relates to psychology.
Beauty, like beauty in general, can be described in psychological terms as the ‘completeness’ of an object or the ‘integration’ of parts into a whole’. It therefore combines aspects of all other possible forms of aesthetics. Beauty includes the aspects of form, color, texture, size, movement, and other important qualities. For example, it may involve an object’s shape, color, size, movement, and other aesthetic properties.
Aesthetics are usually studied by measuring the proportion of the parts to the whole. The concept of beauty, according to some philosophers, has evolved from a basic human need to understand the relation between the physical and emotional states experienced by human beings. Others believed that beauty was an essential characteristic of all rational beings. Aesthetic experiences were considered to be a product of instinct, a crucial element of culture and a basic part of human consciousness. In recent years, however, the concept of beauty has been influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud and his theories of psychoanalysis. According to Freud, beauty is related to the conscious mental state of an individual and to the level of his psychological development.
Beauty is therefore an essential characteristic of a person, just like many other psychological qualities. It can therefore be objectively measured and defined. Beauty can be considered to be a personal preference or a subjective dimension of aesthetic experience. Beauty of a certain kind can be discovered in nature, in paintings or in the quality of an object, but it cannot be found in and of itself. Beauty, according to some aestheticians, can only be learned through a long process of observation and self-exploration.
Beauty can only be appreciated by the beholder; therefore, beauty has a subjective meaning and an objective definition. Beauty, according to many aestheticians, can be perceived and evaluated on three different levels: as a visual experience, as an emotional one, and as a physiological one. Some other philosophers believed that beauty should be determined not by any of these three levels, and that beauty should be equally subjective to each and every beholder.
According to some aestheticians, beauty is the sum of the entire aesthetic experience of the beholder. To them, beauty is determined by the quality and complexity of the beholder’s own perceptual experience. Their definition of beauty includes, besides the four standard criteria mentioned above, the following: the mental and physical capacity of the human body, the degree of development of the human brain, and the effect the human body has on its environment. Aesthetics also include the ability to distinguish between similar and different things, the aesthetic sense and the aesthetic emotion. Beauty is thus seen to be a complex interplay of all these factors.