When you look in the mirror, do you see “beautiful”? Did you know that there’s a kind of beauty that isn’t tangible? Beauty is more than one might think; it is more rare. Those who have seen it know it to be something that cannot be captured by a photograph, it must be told by a story. If it has not been clear yet, beauty is not by any means physical aesthetics, but rather it is the actions that make-up an appealing disposition. Through the centuries, so many have wrongly credited beauty to be a person’s looks. The inevitable problem with that kind of beauty is the ever changing idea of what it is, and how it fails to express true beauty.
As a child in middle school, I had my long hair cut short and was bullied for it. Some of my classmates said that I looked like a boy. Because of their harsh words, I began feeling insecure about my new haircut and not pretty. Ironically, the kids who said this about me were the “nice” and pretty kids everybody seemingly liked. A friend of mine reassured me about my new haircut and said that …show more content…
Famous artist, Sandro Botticelli, illustrated what beauty was in the 1480’s through a painting called The Birth of Venus. In the highly praised artwork, Venus, the Roman goddess of fertility and beauty, exemplifies what beauty was in that time period. She had pearly white skin, a body structure that was feminine and non-muscular, and a rounded face with a high forehead, which symbolized high intelligence. Over time, the beauty trends have changed dramatically. In today’s modeling industry, beauty holds a juggling act between slim figures mirrored by Twiggy and Kate Moss and curvy figures as Kate Upton. Masculine beauty has formatted into a bulky, muscular toned body structure when, in the 1930’s, it was a popular for a male to keep a slim fitted body. This demonstrates how physical beauty is