Beauty – origins and functions

Janusz A. Pala

DOI: 10.21858/msr.32.09

Vol. no: 32

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Beauty is one of the characteristics of harmony in the world. It also performs important biological functions, promoting the survival of humans as a species in natural conditions. The sense of beauty is universal and genetically determined. As a result, things that are beautiful were such both for primitive man and for those living today. The basis of beauty is symmetry. The units of symmetry are fractals. Fractal geometry makes it possible to detect beauty hidden in seemingly chaotic structures.