Beauty – The Concept of a Universal Natural Selection
Beauty is often defined as an intangible quality of things that makes these things aesthetically pleasing to see. Such things as sunsets, landscapes, human faces and beautiful works of art are all part of the aesthetics, one of the most important branches of fine arts. We use beauty in so many different ways from the way we dress up to the way we decorate our houses. It is used in all aspects of life; from what we eat to the things we purchase. For those who study aesthetics it is important to know beauty because it is one of its concepts and in the study of aesthetic beauty there are several concepts that need to be understood.
The concept of beauty has always been linked with the human face. In our world where everything is visualized and evaluated it is easy to see how beauty can be judged based on the visual appearance of another person or even objects. This is done with facial features such as the eye sockets, lips, the nose, the chin and the hair which are all parts of a person’s body. Facial attractiveness has also been used in all other areas of our lives including in love relationships, political campaigns, advertisements, advertising and even fashion.
The science behind this study is that it is a part of our natural selection. If we find something attractive and unappealing we tend to pass this same trait and physical attributes to members of our family. Over time the natural selection that took place over thousands of years ago helped to shape the men and women of this world into what they are today – with some people being more physically attractive than others.