Beauty ideal  

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"Devendra Singh discovered that the most desirable waist–hip ratio was 0.7- a waist that measures 70 percent of the circumference of the hips. An example of a woman who possessed the "perfect" body were Marilyn Monroe."--Sholem Stein

The Birth of Venus (detail), a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Beauty ideal is a concept in which one form of beauty is raised to a standard. It is a form of aesthetic universalism.

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In man

symmetry (physical attractiveness), physical attractiveness, The Five Maidens of Croton

An ideal beauty or a classical beauty is a concept which refers to males such as an Adonis and female Venuses, most importantly the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Today, there are exemplified by the current sex symbols.

In nature

arcadia, sunset, golden ratio, ideal landscape, rainbow

Related

beauty, ideal, idealization, aesthetic universalism, golden ratio, perfection, Medieval beauty ideal, cult of beauty, Grand manner

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