A Brief History of Beauty
Beauty is most commonly defined as an aesthetic quality of things which makes these things pleasurable to see. These things include sunsets, landscapes, beautiful humans and other works of art. Beauty, along with art and psychology, is perhaps the most important theme of aesthetics, another of the major branches of psychology.
Art historians would argue that it was the rise of mass culture in the late twentieth century which brought about the subject of beauty. With the mass production of movies, TV shows and other forms of aesthetic entertainment came a greater interest in beauty. As such, people were able to articulate their ideas of beauty through different mediums such as fashion magazines, movies and even in everyday social media such as newspapers and magazines. In fact, beauty became a major theme for the motion picture industry itself. The popular portrayal of beautiful people in film resulted to the birth of beauty culture and eventually, the term “fashion” was born.
Fashion designers and interior designers also contributed to this ever-growing obsession with beauty. As social media continues to develop its influence in the lives of people across the globe, the idea of beauty has also spread to the world of fashion. Fashion designers and interior designers have also taken note of this ever-growing cultural obsession with beauty. Some have even gone as far as to define beauty in terms of contemporary needs and expectations. Some have even gone as far as to define beauty in terms of what people want to define beauty.