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?

 

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Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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