Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
What is beauty? Beauty is commonly defined as a mental state of mind that makes these things pleasurable to see. These things include sunsets, landscapes, humans and beautiful works of art. Beauty, along with aesthetic sense, is the most important theme of aesthetics, among the many branches of modern philosophy. It is worth noting that one’s mental state of mind and its impact on how he or she sees the world and oneself are relatively recent discoveries.
In paintings and other works of visual art, we often find the so-called ‘beautiful people’ (sometimes referred to as dazed beauty), dull-as-dirt people who look like they are made out of pudding or meat. We do not tend to consider the mentally impaired as having beauty; we tend to think of them as having ‘nasty’ or ‘ugly’ appearance. However, recent research into the mental condition of the visually impaired has revealed surprising clues as to beauty’s elusive nature. Now, in this regard, it is worth noting that the word beauty, in the purest sense, does not necessarily refer to physical attributes, but to the state of mental peace, calmness, serenity, joy and beauty.
The phenomenon of beauty is actually the result of a complex interaction between genes and the social environment. genes are responsible for the physical traits passed down from generation to generation. In essence, beauty is a state of mind. In fact, some have even classified beauty itself into several sub-types. For instance, some have defined beauty as the subconscious state of mind, while other psychologists have seen beauty as the emotional state that accompanies creativity. The most popular sub-type of beauty is ‘social intelligence’.
When we talk about beauty, we usually speak of physical attributes such as face shape, hair color, height, body structure, skin tone, and body type. However, behind every physical trait lies the underlying cause or causes. The truth is, behind every beautiful woman on the street, there is a talented designer. Behind every beautiful man on the poster, there is an artist. And behind every beautiful woman on the social media site, there is a behind a social media marketing expert.
What does it mean to be beautiful? To some extent, aesthetics is a kind of catch-phrase. In general, aesthetics refers to the manner in which objects are perceived by the observer. We can speak of beautiful objects, beautiful people, and beautiful places. For instance, a beautiful picture of a man with his dog is one that captures the man and his dog, as objects for human observation; and the word beautiful is used because the picture conjures up certain ideas or positive perceptions about the two. In the same way, the term beautiful can also be used to describe the qualities of a particular kind of art or culture (e.g., a unique painting or sculpture).
When we talk of beauty, the one thing that always pops into our minds is beauty as seen through the eyes of a beholder. However, designers and artists aren’t just mere aestheticians. Just like other craftsmen and women, they have their own individual vision of beauty. Sagmeister creates works that are visually stunning, yet he also knows how to translate that beauty into functionality. His works may be designed for interior design, housewares, fashion modeling, jewelry, photography, or any other imaginable field. This is what makes Sagmeister a true artisan.