What Makes Up True Beauty
Beauty is commonly defined as an attribute of objects, which makes these objects enjoyable to see. These objects could be nature, humans, landscapes and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is the prevailing theme of aesthetics, among the major branches of fine art. In aesthetics, beauty is associated with the proportion of parts to their sizes and colors. In other words, beauty consists of contrasts and differences and is determined by a balance between contrast.
Social scientists have tried to define beauty in different ways, using different scientific methodologies. In general, however, beauty has been understood to be a subjective construct that differs widely from person to person. Some psychologists and sociologists have argued that beauty is determined by physical attractiveness and genetic potential, while others argue that it is influenced by cultural norms. Still, some others think that beauty is determined by a combination of both physical and cultural factors.
The debate about beauty has even gone to the extent of arguing about what constitutes “true beauty.” Some people have argued that beauty is a clear trait that is innate and that there is no way to improve the outer beauty of a person. On the other hand, others have argued that beauty can be developed through conscious effort, especially through positive representations of beauty. Ultimately, some have argued that beauty is determined by the standards of the culture which values it and that beauty can thus be objectively measured.
Thus, the debate about beauty has gone on for centuries. One hundred years ago, when a portrait was artistically made, it would not be considered beautiful by the standard of the time, but would probably still be appreciated by those who saw it. It is for reasons such as this that we sometimes make the mistake of assuming that the object or image that we see on the canvas makes us see the beauty in it.
Our culture is obsessed with beauty. There are many ways to measure beauty: physical appearance, the way one is dressed (sexy, frumpy, etc.) or the way one is behaved (what do they do for a living?) but beauty is a subjective idea. What constitutes beauty for me may be terrible beauty for you, even though I find it aesthetically pleasing. What is beautiful for me, however, is my idea of beauty-what I believe to be beautiful.
Most people, when asked what they think beauty is, will give a definition similar to this: A woman’s attractiveness, her charm, her smile, her dress, her personality. But some people will also define beauty in different ways: physical appearance, wealth, status, the way one carries themselves. These definitions may concern what makes them beautiful, but they all have to do with how they perceive beauty. And if they don’t see beauty as it really is, they may worry that they don’t measure up and won’t be accepted by society, which may worry about what they may become.