Beauty is commonly defined as a subjective trait of human characteristics that make those human characteristics pleasurable to see. These traits may include beautiful sunsets, landscapes, beautiful humans and other works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is the basis of aesthetic art, one of the most important branches of visual art. It often invokes emotions of admiration, love or respect for an object or artistic composition. The word ‘arte’ in French means’ beauty.
Art has always been subjective, with appreciation and interpretation of beauty differing greatly from one person to another. The definition given by Sigmund Freud is beauty is a state of psychological well-being, whereas for some, beauty is nothing more than the application of selected aesthetic criteria to specific circumstances. Beauty is considered to be a conscious reaction to culture and society, or the visual standards developed by individuals. Beauty is therefore a blend of two opposites, which can only be positive when it manifests itself in a socially justifiable manner.
Artistic theory suggests that beauty consists of three components: harmony, contrast and proportion. Aesthetics theory teaches us that beauty lies within the observer, an aesthetic experience that produces a mental picture of that which is seen. Beauty differs from aesthetic experience; however, for aesthetic experience relies on the sensual imagination, where beauty is seen. An artistic evaluation of beauty relies on a combination of three elements; the qualities of unity, contrast and proportion. Unity refers to the overall appearance of the object or artwork. Contrast is used to refer to the overall arrangement of the object’s parts and its relationship with each other.
In our modern society, beauty has become associated with money, status and fashionable clothes. This is not entirely true; beauty in art does not have anything to do with the financial status of an artist, and the beauty of fashion does not mean what a famous model is wearing. Beauty is the subjective state or quality of being attractive. The object of beauty is in the beholder, not the artist. Beauty standards can vary greatly from culture to culture, and even between individuals. Beauty is a construct that is the product of the artistic desires of the individual.
Beauty according to some aestheticians, is associated with the proportions of a figure and the symmetrical patterns found in nature. Symmetry refers to the form and structure of things in a geometrical pattern. Beauty is considered art if it is able to improve the experience of sight and provide a person with a feeling of well-being and calmness. According to some, beauty is the quality of an object that serves as the point of connection between an individual and the surrounding environment. For example, symmetrical shapes are most appealing, while an object that is less symmetrical in shape is less appealing. The beauty of an object is determined by the balance it establishes between straight lines and curves.
The concept of beauty has changed throughout time and even slightly changed during the course of history’s human civilization. The term beauty has been used throughout history to describe a wide range of concepts, including strength, grace, attractiveness, virility, and other important qualities. Aesthetics is a major component of beauty and is considered to be the primary force that shapes the beauty of a woman. In the present day, the influence of social media on beauty can be seen in how models and celebrities are influenced by the latest trends in beauty.