i have been involved in a discussion about the nature of beauty. 'Beauty' like 'pretty' can describe an aesthetic but 'beauty' essentially goes beyond the aesthetic.
Firstly I want to seek opinion on what the opposite of Beauty is. Ugly is the opposite of pretty. Is grotesque a suitable opposite for Beauty?
Also i am interested by my observation that 'Beauty' is a deeply emotional response, as is 'grotesque'
Is Beauty an observation of emotional/spiritual response? In this sense does it differ from 'Pretty', which to me seems to be a visual/status response?
Is Beauty an expression of awe and appreciation of the 'godthing' ?