The Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York has taxonomised the indefinable: beauty

This article titled “Are there really only seven different types of beauty?” was written by Jonathan Jones, for on Friday 11th March 2016 08.00 UTC

So now we know. Humanity’s Keatsian quest for the true meaning of beauty is effectively over, the subject sussed once and for all. It’s fully understood, in the same way particle physics fell into place when the Higgs boson was proven to exist. What makes you beautiful, asked the boy band. New York’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum not only knows the answer but, like a medieval scholar identifying seven kinds of angel, has specified beauty’s seven varieties.

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