Friday, February 15, 2008

Define Beauty...

"Appreciation, whether of nature, or books, or art, or men, depends very much on temperament. What is beauty or genius or greatness to one is far from being so to another."

--Tryon Edwards

What is your temperament to absorb what others might define as beautiful? Does your temperament dictate your definition of beauty, or does the definition of beauty define your temperament?

Defining beauty is quite simple for me. It is color, texture, history, words, thought, time and uniqueness. The image of beauty defines my temperament. Beauty puts my temperament in motion.





4 comments:

M&Co said...

Interesting post! I must admit I've never tought about what defines beauty for me...for me the greatest beauty is the unusual beauty found beyond perfection, were things are slightly awray...beauty keeps my temperament flowing...

cammyk said...

I would love to exchange links. Hope you are having a good weekend. Cammy

Tara said...

Hmmm...I think beauty is anything that makes the top of your head feel like flying off...to paraphrase Emily Dickinson! When your heart skips that beat, you know! Great post!

Whitney Johnson said...

The most beautiful things, for me, have a history. I find beauty in the "story" of an object or piece of art. I find beauty in cheerfully fading colors, worn edges, uneven stitches, sweet sentiments, and time-worn whimsy. My temperment dictates what is beautiful to me. I seek peaceful and emotional connection with others - I want to understand and be understood. Any art that touches me that way is beautiful!
Thanks for turning on my "think" engines. :)
I love that collage photo you've posted!! Whitney