Beauty isn’t subjective? You’re kidding

I’m not. Despite the old maxim about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, there are certain criteria that help define something as beautiful in the visual sense. The fact that people may disagree over what is beautiful in no way denies the existence of objective beauty. To deny that an objective standard of beauty exists is to deny that beauty exists at all. What you’re doing is applying a definition to something that supposedly doesn’t even exist in the first place.

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aqqindex: The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s


The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s

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lyghtmylife: Anton Raphael Mengs [German Neoclassical Painter,…


Anton Raphael Mengs

[German Neoclassical Painter, 1728-1779]

The Triumph of History over Time (Allegory of the Museum Clementinum)

ceiling fresco in the Camera dei Papiri

Vatican Library


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vandercunt:  Charles Guislain for Vogue Italia, March…


 Charles Guislain for Vogue Italia, March 2010
“Lady Grey” by Tim Walker

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hadrian6: Jacob wrestling with an Angel. 1865. Alexander Louis…


Jacob wrestling with an Angel. 1865. Alexander Louis Leloir. French. 1843-1884. oil /canvas.

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greywind-s: literature meme || {1/1} epic → Divine…


literature meme || {1/1} epic
Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem’s imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul’s journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas. Consequently, the Divine Comedy has been called “the Summa in verse”.

DANTE, MEU AMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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