Beauty – An Appreciation

Beauty is widely defined as a subjective aspect of things that makes these things aesthetically pleasurable to see. These things include sunsets, landscapes, humans and beautiful works of art. Beauty, along with beauty and art, is perhaps the most significant theme of aesthetics, among the major branches of science.


Aesthetics is the study of beauty and the purpose of beauty. Aesthetics studies are usually related to psychology and aesthetics. The word beauty comes from the Greek word egypema, which means “not beautiful”. Thus aesthetics refers to not being beautiful. When we say beauty, the true meaning is subjective; it depends on the person’s point of view and the influence they have had on the creation of beauty e.g.

There has been extensive empirical research on the concept of beauty and what it means to a person. Some of the most important areas of research are neuropsychological characteristics of beauty, psychological characteristics of individual differences in physical appearance, and fundamental theories of aesthetic psychology. Empirical research on beauty has also shown how different cultures across cultures share commonalities in their personal beliefs about beauty. Some of these beliefs can be traced back to physical appearances such as clothing, make-up and cosmetics. Other beliefs can be more complex such as traditional gender roles and ideals of beauty.