incompletely beautiful


“i see beauty as a form of curiosity that exists in response to sensation, and not just information. it’s what happens when we see something and, even though we can’t explain why, want to see more. but here’s the interesting bit: the hook of beauty, like the hook of curiosity, is a response to an incompleteness. it’s what happens when we sense something missing, when there’s a unresolved gap, when a pattern is almost there, but not quite.”

jonah lehrer on why does beauty exist?

more on beauty

ps thanks to milad for the link to the article quoted above above.

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