Poll: Is Beauty Objective?

Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouchedThere is massive disagreement about the ontology of beauty. For many today, beauty is merely in the eye of the beholder. For others, beauty is an objective reality. I’ve thought a lot about this over the last year and honestly I’m still not 100% persuaded either way. I’ve interacted with philosophers thoughts on this subject. But, I am currently really interested in what the rest of you have to say: The artist, the banker, the farmer, the housewife, the convict, the preacher… But maybe more importantly, I am interested in why you feel beauty is objective or subjective. So please, answer the poll question and leave your thoughts below.


Is beauty objective?




Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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