How Can Aesthetics Help In Improving Beauty?
Beauty is a feeling generally described as an aesthetic quality of certain objects, which makes these objects pleasant to see. These objects may include sunsets, landscapes, human figures and beautiful works of art. Beauty, with art and beauty, is nowadays the most important theme of aesthetics, among the major branches of natural philosophy. The word ‘beauty’ has several meanings, but in general usage, beauty is defined as the supreme subjective value that springs from the personal preferences of a person, who alone sees what he considers to be beautiful. Aesthetic education focuses on investigating the different aspects of beauty in order to provide educational values on how to appreciate beauty in all its forms. Aesthetics education therefore tries to find out the definition of beauty, how it differs from beauty and why some beauty standards are more important than other.
Aesthetics graduates are exposed to many different cultures, allowing them to become aware of beauty ideals from different cultures. European aestheticians, for example, are famous for their theories on beauty. According to these aestheticians, a perfect beauty is that which can be appreciated by all. According to many aesthetic philosophers, such beauty is a form of goodness and a must be preserved, especially in a civilized society.
Aesthetics education in Europe has often compared the concepts of beauty with those of beauty in other cultures. For instance, many argue that Greece and Rome are the origin of many beauty standards which we see in the western culture today. In addition, many argue that beauty in the west is not based solely on physical attractiveness but includes mental beauty, which is a form of aesthetic appreciation that is independent of physical attractiveness. Some claim that beauty in the west arises from the culture of beauty that arose in the west after the advent of democracy. In fact, some people believe that the concept of beauty in the west arose out of a desire to imitate the more advanced culture of ancient Greece and Rome.