Beauty ideal  

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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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