We can be attracted, repulsed, and turned on, and experience the frission of our conflicting judgments of taste all at once.
Likewise aesthetic judgments seem to often be at least partly intellectual and interpretative.
These subconscious reactions may even be partly constitutive of what makes our judgment a judgment that the landscape is sublime.
Likewise, aesthetic judgments may be culturally conditioned to some extent.
If my palate is unrefined, I may miss much of the subtlety of a fine beer and not be in a position to judge these features of it.
But on most accounts, aesthetic judgments go beyond the merely sensory.
Victorians in Britain often saw African sculpture as ugly, but just a few decades later, Edwardian audiences saw the same sculptures as being beautiful.
Evaluations of beauty may well be linked to desirability, perhaps even to sexual desirability.
Perhaps, some have suggested, if we examined closely we would find that what makes a painting beautiful is quite different from what makes music beautiful, and thus that each art form has its own kind of aesthetics.
Perhaps beauty in the natural world is quite different from artificially created beauty.