Beauty and art must be presented in context. “Art” is bound to the understanding of how
the objects should be perceived and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning.
To the ancient Greeks beauty was bound to the existing, practical and useful. It was
expressed by suitable proportions. Beautiful man was an athletic figure characterized by
a set of proportions, beautiful woman was ever young, sensitive and charming, and divine
as in art represented by Aphrodite. Such understanding was directed towards the practical,
beauty adds pleasure to the surroundings just by its plain presence. But even beauty can be
abused – as shown by the described incident.