Origin of aestheticsfrom aesthetic
The definition of aesthetics refers to how humans perceive and judge objects according to their attractiveness.
Painting murals on a building to make it more visually appealing is an example of improving the aesthetics of the building.
the study or theory of beauty and of the psychological responses to it; specif., the branch of philosophy dealing with art, its creative sources, its forms, and its effects
- used with a sing. verb a. The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, expression, and perception of beauty, as in the fine arts.b. The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences.
- used with a sing. or pl. verb a. A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful: minimalist aesthetics.b. An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance: “They're looking for quality construction, not aesthetics” ( Ron Schram )
- The question of aesthetics would then be formulated - What is it in things that makes them beautiful, and what is the relation of this aspect of the universe to its ultimate nature, as that is expounded in metaphysics?
- Baumgarten did good service in severing aesthetics from the other philosophic disciplines, and in marking out a definite object for its researches.
- The contempt of aesthetics and erudition is characteristic of the most typical members of what is known as the Cartesian school, especially Malebranche.
- Thus his theoretic opposition to the Kantian aesthetics is but the reflection of his practical opposition to the form-idolatry of the Weimar poets.
- On the re-establishment of the Italian kingdom he became professor of aesthetics (resigning 1862) and secretary of the Academy of Fine Arts at Florence, and in 1867 was elected to the chamber of deputies.