How Can You Define Art?
Beauty is widely defined as a subjective aspect of certain objects that actually makes these objects enjoyable to see. These objects include sunsets, landscapes, beautiful humans and creative works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is probably the most important topic of aesthetics, another of the major branches of psychology. In fact, aesthetics has been called, the science of beauty.
But what exactly is beauty? What is it that makes some forms of art more appealing than others? And how does the aesthetic experience differ from the subjective experience of beauty to the point that it becomes a form of art? The answer to these questions and others like them are actually quite complicated since beauty in general are highly subjective experiences. But there are some general characteristics that most people would agree upon.
One of these is beauty and its subjective qualities. People tend to say that beautiful things are those that appeal to their aesthetic senses, while other people would call dazed beauty beautiful. But it should be noted that beauty is not merely a subjective quality of things. It is also a descriptive word that denotes a certain quality or form. Thus beautiful things might be a very beautiful computer, but the word ‘computer’ would not mean ‘beautiful’ per se.
Another characteristic of beauty is its affective power. This means that beauty adds to the well-being of a person who appreciates it. While the affective power of beauty is an intangible quality, the physical aspect of beauty can be objectively measured. When a person feels good about himself, he generally tends to look better. This subjective quality of beauty can be measured by the number of hours people spend in beauty salons and by the ratio of people who report having been sick in beauty salons.
The essential characteristic of beauty, as regards aesthetic value, is beauty as it is perceived by the average person. Aesthetic value, then, is simply the ratio of an object’s excellence to its ugliness. Aesthetic beauty cannot be defined.
The term ‘culture’ was used to define beauty back when the subject was not as easily defined. It was only with the rise of science and the progress of society that beauty began to be defined. Aesthetic theory theories are still developing; beauty being just one more aspect of a human experience. Beauty, art, and culture all have to do with human interaction with the environment.