Beauty Is Truth
Beauty is truth, truth beauty that is all,
You know on earth and that you need to know! (John Keats)
There exist innumerable definitions and quotations regarding what beauty really are! A number of philosophers, poets and thinkers have tried to define it yet there exists such a wide gap between their teachings that one becomes skeptical of all. Through skepticism is no conclusion, needless to say that it is identifiable, according to one’s personal perceptions but with no solid definition.
Beauty is present in a face, especially that of woman. It is present in human body. Beauty is there in object (life less). It is present in animals; in addition, it is present in natural surroundings. It exists in big fields covered with lush green grass. Beauty is in big mountains and small hills. Beauty is in a small child. It is visible in words and present in eyes and almost in everything scattered around us.
But physically all these aspects differ from one another. One cannot say that the beauty of mountain is similar to the beauty of a woman. Neither could we compare the beauty of a child with the beauty of ocean.
Now here we observe what basic constituents of a beauty are and why man appreciates it. The reason behind this is perhaps due to the fact that beauty contains harmony and harmony is an additive of symmetry and proportions, and it is indubitable that a human being appreciates symmetry and harmony even when he cannot create such symmetry and harmony.
It is this sense of symmetry and proportion which is appreciated by a human eye where in broad term is called as beauty. It is also here, where we can sort out the differences between those who deny that beauty exists, like Tolstoy. Socrates and Dente. To these individuals, there cannot exist a perfect harmony. To them symmetry cannot be an exact match to the proportion, while those, who appreciate beauty, those who declare it as happiness or mirror are in fact, those who strongly