«The arrangement of points about a point (symmetry point), about a line (line of symmetry) or a plane (symmetry plane) whereby each two corresponding collinear points, lying along a line that goes through the symmetry center. The axis of symmetry of a two-dimensional figure is a line such that, if a perpendicular is constructed, any two points lying on the perpendicular at equal distances from the axis of symmetry are identical…»
1. Christy Turlington, a world-known supermodel, says that the secret of her success and popularity is the ideal symmetry of her lips. Symmetry has always been very attractive for the human mind as it symbolizes the ideal beauty. Richard Phillips Feinman, an American physicist, said: “No one has any sensible thoughts in the matter of symmetry. The gods created their own laws that are close to symmetry so that we do not envy their perfection.” Over the centuries humanity strived to comprehend absolute symmetry in architecture, music, poetry and crafts. Symmetry is an example of perfection, an especial case of harmony. It demonstrates inconceivable alignment of many parts within one whole unit. Symmetry appears when straight-line segments, planar figures or solid shapes are similar. People unconsciously tried to copy the beauty of nature choosing the ideal shapes and forms. But beauty in nature is not created, it is only frozen for a moment in time.
2. The wings of a butterfly or a snowflake, the human face or a crystal are the examples of the simplest symmetry – the reflective symmetry. There are many more kinds of symmetry, but in the matter of beauty this type is thought of as the most attractive. On the whole, the human face and body is >