Beauty Theories

Beauty is often defined as a subjective feature of certain objects, which makes these objects enjoyable to see. These objects may be nature, art, or humans. Beauty, along with personal taste and preference, is currently the most significant part of aesthetics, among all the various branches of philosophy. It has also become a major influence in literature, especially science fiction and horror. Some philosophers define beauty as the desire of others for something that is not necessarily desirable for oneself; while others think beauty is a quality of an object that gives the object a special quality and makes it more beautiful than ordinary things.


Beauty has many aspects and there are many types of beauty such as beauty in nature, the beauty within the self, beauty in art, beauty in nature and beauty in the arts. In a simple way, we can say that beauty is a mental state that one experiences when he looks at or beholds the beauty of things. However, beauty is not only about the appearance of things, but also includes other things such as the feel, the touch and the smell. According to the philosophy of Aesthetic Therapy, beauty is only perceived by the human body. Therefore, the aesthetic treatment focuses on the physical aspect of beauty such as curing skin disease through beauty treatments.

Beauty theories are based on the idea that when a person looks at or hears, an object or his or her body, that person will form an impression or ‘image’ of that object. This image or impression is then kept in the mind and can affect the attitude and behavior of the beholder. Beauty is therefore not just a subjective state, but has a deep effect on the person who sees, smells, touches or experiences beauty. It is also a very important factor in the healing process of the mind and emotions of patients undergoing psychotherapy.