Our brains are still hard-wired for the savannah.
A loss of diversity, say, or a proliferation of the “wrong” kind of pictures — may predispose us to shallowness and a whole range of bad feelings, as well as slow artistic death. Artworks need to adapt, don’t try to be everything to everyone.
Curiosity art challenges and the need to adapt.
Evolution is powerful.
The Mugging of the Muse is allegorical under the umbrella of a theory of Art. Artworks born from an idea exemplifies the spirit that brings such imagination to new insights into art explanation. The muse represents art, inspiration, and freedom.
Are humans hardwired for equating equations with beauty ? Griffins, dragons and sphinxes share with real fauna the power to fascinate people.
There are also many ways of seeing, art is a commodity. Forget paintings, never forget spirits of things. Evolution is one of artistic life’s constants. New paintings emerge; old ones become extinct. What a boring world if we were all the same.
Aesthetic theory suggests that diversification of one into many art movements, each with distinct environmental roles, can affect art business, humorous critic statements and other aspects of art life.
The imperial system survived because it was flexible. It was far more adaptable than the flailing democracy it replaced in the first century B.C.
From a purely biological standpoint, like etching techniques, the success of a partnership hinges mainly on one thing, reproduction.
New insights into the adaptive reuse of genetic concepts.
From a psychological perspective, silence and secrets are the most damaging. From an adaptive perspective, pictures are selfish, because evolution disfavors genes that promote altruism.
Adaptation requires to continuously look for new ways to do art and to learn technical tips. Fitness is a measure of the capacity of an artwork to survive and reproduce (regarding art prints and contemporary etching). The statistical significance of the etching can be estimated by using permutation tests to evaluate the significance of the partition's modularity.
"I continued to be subjected to medical examinations and psychological testing. One specialist was interested in me for a time because he believed that only genetic mutations could rewire the brain to cope with the environmental and moral challenges of a ruined, overpopulated world. But he found nothing. He had never found anything. He admitted it was just a sensible, attractive theory."
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