The Analysis of Beauty.

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Creator

William Hogarth

Title

The Analysis of Beauty.

Publisher

John Reeves

Date

1753

Coverage

London

Description

William Hogarth was an English satirist and editorial cartoonist, as well as a painter and printmaker. In The Analysis of Beauty, Hogarth discusses the six principles that he felt affect and influence beauty. He admits that these principles have an effect, but he does not commit to each of their influences. The principles are fitness, variety, regularity, simplicity, intricacy, and quantity. His principles served to formulate an objective basis to beauty that still holds true today. This work serves as a useful adjunct to Roger Bacon’s work on the cure for old age.