Beauty SVG is an aesthetic (non-utilitarian, impractical) category, denoting perfection, harmonious combination of aspects of the object, in which the latter causes an aesthetic pleasure to the observer. Beauty is one of the most important categories of culture. The opposite of beauty is ugliness.
Beauty SVG Concepts
Ancient Greek philosophers perceived beauty as objective and ontological in its essence, connected with the perfection of the Universe, with the understanding of space as a world order, expediency and decoration.
Pythagoras’ school brought together beauty and mathematics, noting that objects whose proportions are in accordance with the golden ratio, seem more beautiful. Classical Greek architecture was based on this understanding of beauty.
Since Socrates, Beauty SVG has been seen not only in the ontological sense, but also as a category of mind, consciousness. For Socrates himself, beauty was one of the most important categories of the universe.
Aristotleman concept of beauty as the embodiment of goodness, perfection, belonged to a purely moral, irrational category.
According to Plato, before birth a man is in the sphere of beauty and pure thought. Perception of beauty and goodness (goodness) as the highest idea is the main motive of his philosophical creativity.
The perception of beauty by ancient philosophers was generalized in the works of the Dam, where, in particular, beauty received the function of raising to the divine and beautiful. The extensive edition of “History of Beauty” edited by Umberto Eco examines the history of beauty perception throughout human history. In particular, he points out that Plato was the beginning of two of the most significant concepts of Beauty developed in the following centuries:
- 1. Beauty as harmony and proportionality of parts (going back to Pythagoras).
- 2. Beauty as a glow, as described in Fedr’s dialogue, which influenced the ideas of neoplatonism.
The following aspects are also mentioned in this study:
- Usually we call a beautiful thing proportional.
- Symmetry has become one of the canons of beauty in classical art.
Then Echo points out that at a more mature stage of development of medieval thought Thomas Aquinas will say that for Beauty is necessary:
- not only is there a proper proportionality,
- but also integrity (i.e. each thing must have all the components of the part and the maimed body is considered ugly),
- Shining (for what is considered beautiful is what is painted pure)
- proportionality, or harmony
Beauty SVG Perception in art
Nowadays there is an assumption that our perception of beauty is instinctive, fixed in the memory of a man thanks to the set of previous generations of living beings with their unconscious experience, and also to thousands of generations of people with experience realized.
Physical beauty standards in different cultures
History shows that the samples, “standards” of beauty change very much in different countries and cultures. In addition to the obvious preference of people without a pronounced physical asymmetry of the body, as well as “average” appearance (each race has its own standards), there are other, changing cultural preferences.
In ancient Greece and Rome, the standards of male and female beauty were virtually indistinguishable from those of the early twentieth century, the age of the Olympic movement.
In the Middle Ages, one can note the fashion for pallor and thinness, but in the Baroque era, on the contrary, there is a fashion for fullness (for example, in the paintings of Rubens) and the potential fecundity (paintings of Dutch masters – for example, ladies of Terborch).