What’s your definition of beauty?
What is beauty? Wikipedia says it’s, ” A characteristic of a person, place or thing that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. An “ideal beauty” is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection.
“The experience of “beauty” often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this is a subjective experience, it is often said that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’
“The characterization of a person as “beautiful”, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes personality, intelligence, grace, politeness, charisma, integrity, congruence and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes which are valued on an aesthetic basis.
“Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history.
“People are influenced by the images they see in the media to determine what is or is not beautiful.” We believe real beauty comes in all shapes, shades and sizes.
Enjoy these photos of beauty from around the world…and feel free to post your own.
SavvyChic and SoChicNYC…celebrating beauty since 1970.