Do you believe that aesthetics have an effect on our mood or on our culture?
When I look around the world and throughout history, I see that the aesthetics of architecture, art, music, and clothing seem to reflect the nature of the individuals participating or existing within these specific aesthetic environments. It is as if the way things are placed, shaped, and created within a certain culture influence what is produced or what is valued.
Grey, dark, and uniform buildings line the streets of industrial areas where those who exist within it are expected to work. In areas meant to emit a prestigious air, we see prim and proper colours, statues, large and intricate arches which tower over you patronizingly. Does the design of our environment change how we react?
I think it’s amazing that the style of things impacts us as people so greatly!