The experience of beauty is at the same time biological, emotional, intellectual, moral and aesthetic. It is an essential ingredient in the coveted art of living.
1- Beauty is harmony and therefore health and life in the face of what destroys us and makes us ill. Beauty, whether in nature or in human creation, as an expression of harmony (unity in diversity), favors everything that unites, creating life in the face of death, health in the face of illness, love in the face of hatred, concord and friendship between things and beings facing the decomposition and chaos that destroy.
2- Activate optimism. The proximity of the beautiful may not make all the unpleasantness of life disappear, but it makes us think that another better world is possible.
3- Awakens the love of life. It is a stimulant that reinforces our links with the world. Beauty tells us that life is not a senseless chaos, but that it has an implicit order and meaning.
4- Reduce the sensation of pain and strengthen the immune system. The psycho-neuro-immunology has shown that the immune system is sensitive to factors such as the beauty of plastic arts and music.
5- Activate our right hemisphere, creative and symbolic, strengthening emotional intelligence.
6- It orders and rebuilds us internally. Harmonizes the mind and feelings. It allows us to forget fears and trivial problems that poison us every day. It has the power to close wounds and help us return to ourselves.
7- It activates the aesthetic sensibility expanding the wealth of nuances that we recognize and experience in our life. It gives depth to human experience and enriches our inner world
8- It inclines us towards serenity and good. The beautiful is the visible aspect of the good, says Plato. When we perceive the beautiful, it activates in us the same brain region in which valuations and moral choices take place. It impels the spirit towards noble inclinations elevating our consciousness in the building of the human psyche: from the basement to the terrace.
9- Create spaces that favor coexistence and concord. Beauty lowers the level of aggressiveness and hostility.
10- A moment of beauty stops time and defeat for instants to death.
Miguel Angel Padilla Moreno
The Nike of Samothrace, conserved in the Louvre Museum, it is of a precise date, it was sculpted to sound the troops of victory, and mounted on the front of a warship: this work was prepared as commemorate on the sea victory from Demetrio Piliorcetes over the fleet of Ptolomeo, in the waters from Chipre, in the year 306 Two influences dominated to that time in Greece: from Lisipo and they from the school from Scopas, to this last belongs the Nike of Samothrace. Because of the invincible zeal and the conquering energy; because of the vibration of life that was expressed in marble, because of the gaiety contrast between the agitating winding coat and the adhesion of the tunic on the body and the legs, is this statue the most beautiful expression of movement, the ancient art that has bequeathed to us. The sculptor did not only know how in the Nike of Samothrace, to transmit the muscular effort of the triumphal elegance, but also the intensity of the sea breeze, this breeze that SuUy-Prudhomme expressed by a subtle verse:
Un peu du grand zéphir qui souffle á Salamine...
Salomón Reinach (from his book APOLLO 1911)