The phrase “beauty lies in the eyes of beholder” points to the fact that different people find different sights as pleasing or beautiful. Put another way, the beauty of same object or sight may be assessed differently by different person. Thus a thing is beautiful not because of some intrinsic physical feature it possesses by because of the the likes and preferences of the person viewing the object. Thus the beauty is something that exists in the mind of the person seeing it. Thus the word eyes has been used here figuratively to represent the mind and feelings of the person seeing – the beholder. It is our emotions that help us to understand the world in a different way than others.  My mood can play a major role in understanding the painting because when I am in a good mood I would see the colors in a cheerful way while I am in a bad mood I would see them as outrageous thing which will somehow effect my opinion in the paining .In conclusion my feelings and my mood can greatly effect my opinion about the painting.Our culture can play a great role in our understanding of the painting and in the way we see this painting, for example I am a girl who lives in a preservative family where my parents have taught me not to look at nude painting. So when I look at a nude painting I would find it very interesting no matter how bad the artist was because I have never seen a naked body before, so for me the idea of such a painting draws my attention to the max, so my judgment on the painting would differ from the judgment of others.

“Beauty is only skin deep” and “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” can be very controversial quotes to some people. Those quotes are all based on how they are viewed by other people. You may not believe in them but other might believe strongly in them. First, “Beauty is only skin deep” all depends on what type of person you are. Both quotes rate directly to each other but let’s pull them apart separately. I think that ‘Beauty is only skin deep’ is expressed in many ways by people. If you are not one of those beautiful people in this world then to some people you mean nothing. When you look around a normal school you see clicks right? Well that’s what I am talking about. You see the people who express them selves by wearing darker clothes, and the people who always wear the trendy and instyle clothes. Sometimes you get jealous and say mean things because either you wished you looked like them or you want the things they have. But we were all created differently. You have to like yourself first for anyone else to like you. Relating to ‘Beauty is only skin deep’ means that people only look at what’s inside that counts. Some people believe at love at first sight…what is all that about? That means they like the person just from seeing them. So many people in this world can relate. People judge people. You look around and think by the clothes or hairstyle this girl wears that she can either not afford them or chooses to be that way. So you think she is poor. Doesn’t she deserve your attention too ?? I think that beauty is over rated. People need to look at your mind, your intelligence.

What one person finds as enjoyable, doesn’t necessarily appeal to someone else. Such as it is with people, and those we like to be with. Certain traits that people have, appeal to others in varying ways. What one person sees as good in someone, somebody else may not even be bothered to give the time of day to. The perception of what is beautiful is purely subjective. While there are things which are universally accepted as beautiful, their appeal to the individual as beautiful varies from person to person. For example, a Madagascar hissing beetle may be revolting to one person, but a thing of incredible beauty to another. But while it is pretty much an accepted standard that there is no ugliness in anything natural the appeal of certain things in nature will vary from person to person. It means that you are beautiful in the eyes of others in different ways…Like I could look at a slum area and see beauty because they truly care for one another while another person would look at it as disgusting…Do you see now ??

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  1. Great post. I agree completely. For example, I find scripture beautiful. I didn’t always, because for a time, it just sounded religious and judgemental and preachy and hypocritical to me. But now, I’m enjoying the wisdom and beauty laid out in the Word of God. And each who reads this will have their own reactions to my claims – because as you said, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Some will immediately react with disgust towards words about Jesus Christ, or the Bible, or sin, or the need for forgiveness and mercy – while others will have eyes that behold the beauty.

    For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
    I praise you,
    for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
    Psalm 139:13-14 ESV

    You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
    You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride;
    you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
    How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
    How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!
    Your lips drip nectar, my bride;
    honey and milk are under your tongue;
    the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
    A garden locked is my sister, my bride,
    a spring locked, a fountain sealed.
    Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates with all choicest fruits,
    henna with nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
    with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices—
    a garden fountain, a well of living water,
    and flowing streams from Lebanon.
    Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind!
    Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow.
    Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.
    Song of Solomon 4:7, 9-16 ESV

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  2. Well put. A conservative family would indeed seek to protect you from those things either their experience or their own prejudices deem to be traps. As the world has been discovering, whilst the nude form in itself is neither good nor evil, accepting the ready display at first excites then leaves one hungering for more, and “more” soon takes over, leaving one dissatisfied with reality and dismissive of any attempt to get close. Your family were right to protect you; however that protection creates a heightened desire to view, touch, feel whatever has been forbidden. The human experience, the human anomaly: how to coach prudence without making them prudes. You amply show that your mind is open to explore. Good. The challenge remains to maintain your values whilst allowing your mind to encounter. Good on you for so lucidly expressing the journey.

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  3. Wow you certainly hit a nerve with this post based on the comments ,but I agree with you and it is well said . I do know that the outer beauty is what draws one to another then we get to see and know up close the inner beauty of someone.

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  4. I tell my wife she is beautiful not because I want to judge her but because others do and are often hurtful. Neither of us are good looking by conventional standards but have far more beautiful natures than many who are.

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  5. Interesting post. I think beauty is a fascinating topic, and you offer an interesting exploration of two well known sayings about it. For me beauty is something that I associate with the sacred, and of course here I’m not only thinking about visual/physical beauty, but the beauty in a kind act, the beauty of the ‘unknown’, the playful beauty in nature that makes me pretty sure our ‘creator’ was/is a very talented artist. Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂 Blessings, H xxx

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  6. I agree with you. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. Many a times I have found beauty in unexpected places and times. Your example of slums or beetle enunciates that very well. Just that one needs to have an open frame of mind. It makes life unexpectedly beautiful.
    You write well. You are superbly able to channelize the conversation in your mind through the words to the screen. Keep it up!

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  7. I agree, it’s about the eyes you are looking with , the time, lifestyle etc so many thing affect what we term beauty but to me it’s skin deep n lies in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is as you define it

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