How do we define beauty? In my opinion, beauty can hardly be defined using only several quantified phrases. However, there has been some kind of quantified standard of beauty using science and technology going on currently. The above images was created by combining different portraits of women from their countries, namely these are “average faces” from various countries.
I made a mistake in class by saying that they are the “perfect faces”, I guess one of the reasons that I remembered the term wrongly was because all these faces seemed very physically appealing, and they all look very beautifully to me. That’s probably why I thought they were “perfect”. It is very interesting to note that many commenters find these average faces very attractive like I did.
One more thing that I want to bring up here is do we see beauty a categorical term or a continuous spectrum? This question came up to my mind while I was reading Nguyen’s article when she compared beauty and ugliness. By saying a categorical term, I mean that there are only two categories for beauty; one is either beautiful or ugly. While for continuous spectrum, one can be described as less beautiful, more beautiful and very beautiful, etc.