Saturday, July 01, 2006

What is Beauty?


Beautiful things(people;-)) attract more!

Then what is beauty?

More than 2,300 years ago, Plato and Aristotle had already given us some insights. They were the great grandfathers of Aesthetics. Here is my consolidated version of their ideas:

1. Proportional. Scale of individual parts is proportional to each others and the whole.

2. Balance. The weight of the overall structure is well-distributed.

3. Consistent. Everything is in line with each others. No sudden surprise!

4. Different. Some differences leads to differentiations and your edge.

These 4 criteria apply to nearly everything. A proportional, balance, consistent life/work with some differences can be very beautiful and attractive!