Beauty – Subjective Idealism
Beauty is a subjective state of total mental, emotional and physical well-being. It’s the state or quality of being attractive. The quality of beauty manifests itself in each and every human expression and in all objects of human preference. Every culture has its own definition of beauty, but what is common to all is that beauty signifies absence of defects or imperfections and suggests an appreciation of the splendor, strength and vitality of life. Beauty in a human context implies the splendor and strength of life.
Beauty is the essential characteristic of art, because beauty is nothing can be beautified except by man himself. But it’s not easy to define art because we consider artistic creation to be merely subjective, emotional, or sensuous, which are indeed the three main elements of beauty, but none of these elements can be completely defined. Art is subjective, because it reflects truth as we understand it, and beauty as subjective because no such thing exists, and everything is subjective. That is why art is necessarily personal, and personal truth is always relative to particular culture and society, regardless of what objective reality there may be. Beauty is a subjective ideal that may be considered art depending on how it was perceived.
Beauty can be defined as the acceptance of a picture as satisfying and natural, and the exclusion of defects as irrelevant to the whole. An aesthete is an aestheticiser, someone who aesthetically appreciates and understands beauty. Aesthetics are therefore different, though the two may often be used to describe the same processes. Aesthetics are therefore thought to be a purely subjective ideal, while aesthetics is often considered an objective and empirical study.