Beauty: It Is Not Always Pretty
with Mark McGinnis
Description: Beauty is a complex topic. Every culture and time period has had their own standards of beauty. It is not constant but an ever changing understand of what is attractive and gives pleasure. It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder — but is it? Does beauty existed apart from human experience? Can something be pretty but not beautiful? Can beauty be challenging? How does beauty function in nature and visual art? These and other aspects of beauty will form the foundation of a 50 minute slide presentation by Mark McGinnis followed by a 30 minute discussion period.