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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 can be a subjective experience, it is often said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There is evidence that perceptions of beauty are evolutionarily determined, that things, aspects of people and landscapes considered beautiful are typically found in situations likely to give enhanced survival of the perceiving human's genes.[3][4] Etymology[edit] The classical Greek noun for "beauty" was κάλλος, kallos, and the adjective for "beautiful" was καλός, kalos. Historical view of beauty[edit] Florence Cathedral and dome. Plato considered beauty to be the Idea (Form) above all other Ideas.[10] Aristotle saw a relationship between the beautiful (to kalon) and virtue, arguing that "Virtue aims at the beautiful Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all. Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Human physical appearance The human body Factors affecting physical appearance[edit] Various factors are considered relevant in relation to the physical appearance of humans. Physiological differences[edit] Humans are distributed across the globe with exception of Antarctica, and form a very variable species. Long-term physiological changes[edit] Short-term physiological changes[edit] Blushing, crying, fainting, hiccup, yawning, laughing, stuttering, sexual arousal, reddening of the skin due to increased blood flow due to exertion. Clothing, personal effects, and intentional body modifications[edit] Other functional objects, temporarily attached to the body[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Mathematical beauty Mathematical beauty describes the notion that some mathematicians may derive aesthetic pleasure from their work, and from mathematics in general. They express this pleasure by describing mathematics (or, at least, some aspect of mathematics) as beautiful. Sometimes mathematicians describe mathematics as an art form or, at a minimum, as a creative activity. Comparisons are often made with music and poetry. Bertrand Russell expressed his sense of mathematical beauty in these words: Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. Beauty in method[edit] Mathematicians describe an especially pleasing method of proof as elegant. Beauty in results[edit] The opposite of deep is trivial. Perhaps ironically, Monastyrsky writes:

Beauty through the ages - The Renaissance - The Beauty Biz - Article A historical period when real women were idolized Author: Charlotte Kuchinsky August 5 2007 The Renaissance was a cultural movement that began in Florence in the 1400’s, then spread throughout most of Europe, and lasted into the early years of the 16th century. Because the heart of the Renaissance era dealt with an idolization of the art and literature from the ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece, the perception of what was considered beautiful changed. Body Type Women of the Renaissance period did not concern themselves with things like a few extra pounds of weight. This is a stark contrast to modern attitudes! article continued Advertisement Hair The savvy Renaissance beauty was particular about her hair. Blondes were the epitome of beauty during this era and, therefore highly sought after. However, most of these products did not work alone. Some women opted to simply hide their hairlines and darker locks under jeweled turbans or caps, which were popular at the time. Cosmetics Clothing

Perceptions Of Female Beauty In The 20th Century Perceptions Of Female Beauty In The 20th Century by Louise Wood The 20th century has seen a huge upsurge in the importance placed by Western society on physical beauty, particularly for women. The fashion, cosmetics and plastic surgery industries have thrived on 20th century preoccupation with physical appearance. According to Kant, the judgement of beauty is different from cognitive or moral judgement because it is effected subjectively, that is, exclusively in reference to the person making the judgement. Definitions of beauty in the 20th century, when referring to human physical beauty, are nearly always constructed in terms of outward appearance and sexual attractiveness. For the first two decades of the 20th century, many of the attitudes towards beauty associated with the 19th century remained. One of the main elements of this century's perception of beauty that sets it apart from the 19th century is the polarity of cosmetics. One reason given by Fred E. Academic Writing index

Most Beautiful Women of Ancient Times - Who Are the Most Beautiful Women of Ancient Times Myth, history, and legend provide evidence of ancient women who were considered beautiful, but for most of them, we have no reliable portraits. Beauty is an aesthetic consideration. When judging beauty, it's appropriate to think in terms of the whole personality, but that's not this top beauties list. This one is strictly for physical attractiveness as represented. Here are the women I consider the most beautiful either on the basis of their sexual power over men or their beautiful portraits. 1. Sean Gallup/Getty Images I love to look at the exquisite iconic bust of Nefertiti. 2. Public Domain. Aphrodite, the goddess who won the goddesses' beauty contest that led to the Trojan War should be counted among the all-time world-class beauties. 3. Public Domain. Helen of Troy's face launched a thousand ships. 4. Between the top three and Neaira is a big gap. 5. 6. The seductress Salome's name is associated with the Head of John the Baptist. 7. 8.

Bellas mujeres de la historia Muchas mujeres de la historia se hicieron famosas, no sólo por sus hechos sino especialmente por su belleza. Aquí dejamos los nombres de algunas de ellas. Nefertiti... es una de las poquisimas bellezas de la más remota antigüedad que con más derecho ese nombre, pues a diferencia de otras de las que solamente se oyen leyendas, de ella existe un portentoso busto que es prueba de la hermosura de su rostro. Y, además, fue una faraona de mucho poder. Cleopatra... Helena de Troya... Friné la cortesana... Simonetta Vespucci... Madame DuBarry...

Descubre si tienes un rostro sexy Si abres de un santiamén el centro de la revista Playboy, verás una imagen del cuerpo de una mujer que nuestra sociedad considera sexy. O si miras las últimas carteleras de ropa interior masculina en la calle, verás que ese es el ideal de hombre. Hay algunos elementos en el rostro o cuerpo que son considerados sexy desde una perspectiva social o antropológica. Pero ¿cómo puede la sensualidad ser cuantificada? Veamos qué es lo sexy en el cuerpo humano, ¡y lo que hace al tuyo sexy! La simetría facial Esos labios, esos ojos, esa simetría. Simetría facial define al rostro de una persona cuando sus rasgos aparecen iguales, equivalentes, equilibrados y virtualmente idénticos a ambos lados, si una línea estuviese dividiendo el rostro a la mitad. Un estudio en particular, que fue publicado en la revista Newsweek en 1996, contraponía las caras famosas del músico Lyly Lovett y del actor Denzel Washington. ¿Este estudio prueba realmente que la simetría facial define la atracción? Ojos grandes

Does Ф PHI make a beautiful face? What are the most common traits of a beautiful face at a glance? -High youthful Cheekbones -Lateral brow arch high point -Large and Symmetric eyes - Narrow nose A beautiful face is not difficult to recognize. This all too subjective, but symbolic mental image is known as archetype. Some of the first attempts to establish universal craniofacial measurements were in Egypt as far back as the third millenium B.C. Elaborate systems to estimate facial proportions were devised by Egyptian artists to allow bas-relief tomb carvings for the pharoahs and nobilty. Description of Neoclassical Canons2 (Formula In Reference) What is Anthropometry? In the mid 17th Century, anthropometry surged as a new method for elucidating craniofacial dimensions in a more accurate way. Anthropometry is the measurement of human landmarks and proportions both directly from human subjects and indirectly from photographs. What is Phi? Phi is the ratio found in nature repeatedly. 1:1.618 is the golden ratio. So... Stay Tuned……. 2.

La belleza y las culturas « Lo que la vida me enseña… Hace unos años, en una clase de inglés, leimos un texto que hablaba del tema “La belleza”. La verdad es que no lo encontré ahora pero aún así me da pie para hablar esto que, de alguna manera, pone en juego muchas tradiciones culturales. Si tuvieramos que dar una definición de belleza seguramente vendrán a nuestra mente conceptos como armonía, satisfacción, estética, entre algunas varias más. No es mi objetivo en este post dar una definición de ello sino compartir con ustedes ejemplos de belleza en distintas culturas por lo que este término llega a ser relativo ya que lleva una carga cultural importante al momento de determinar qué es bello. Muchas tribus usan los tatuajes como símbolos religiosos, relaciones de poder, heroísmo y estética como podemos ver mas abajo en una foto de la cultura maorí de Aoteaora (Nueva Zelanda). La tribu Karen tiene origen étnico tibeto-birmán y vive en Tailandia. Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

Féminas más hermosas en la historia >> Más allá de su talento y popularidad, la belleza fue un factor clave para los sitios y, quienes eligieron a las diez mujeres que han hecho historia gracias a su hermosura. Te invitamos a conocer la lista. 10. Anne Bolena. Nació en Inglaterra en el año 1501; fue la segunda esposa del rey Enrique VIII y se le consideró como una de las mujeres más bellas de su época. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Rafa Pucela : Las actrices más bellas de la historia del cine (ahora con fotos) Siempre se dice que sobre gustos no hay nada escrito. No se quién se inventaría la frasecita, pero ya al menos he leido algunos libros sobre teoria de la arquitectura, historia del arte, directores de cine...y todos hablan sobre gustos y preferencias, y hay argumentaciones bastante sólidas que las hacen más universales de lo que creemos. La belleza femenina no es una excepción, y si bien la atracción es relativa, los rasgos físicos estan sujetos a parámetros más que objetivos. Asi, que sin más espera, ahí va una lista de las mujeres más bellas de la historia del cine, sin ningún orden concreto, más que el puro azar al irlas recordando, hasta la treintena, por poner un tope y dejar al respetable que aporte las suyas que aqui no se hayan dicho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahí quedan estas treinta bellezas por hoy. Una pequeña advertencia a tener en cuenta si se quiere. Además el artículo: Los actores más atractivos de la historia del cine.