- The branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
- The study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty.
Beauty itself owes its existence to God Himself. This is not because God loves pretty things, but because all beautiful things are categorized that way because they reflect, in one way or another, the intrinsic beauty in the Divine Creator. Order, balance, variety, color, pleasure,
As He is the creator of beauty, or, better yet, beauty is reflective of the nature of God.