Knowledge is not neutral. Conventional stuff and borderline things are two sides of the same coin of the visual culture of science and magical thinking.
There is nothing more beautiful in this world for pictures than to be fully accepted for everything that they are. We are genetically wired to see babies and children as cute, and to want to protect them.
Does art have a biological basis, and has it contributed to human evolution?
Awkwardness works as fitness indicators.
Observations indicate that all art theories are not equal in the eyes of evolution.
Nothing in Art makes sense, except in the light of evolution.
I love when someone can make turn their ideas into reality.
"Art is a trait so universal and ancient that it is almost surely innate".
Visual art lives an odd life, not knowing what they want or why.
The genetic artist is interested in the statistical and inferential challenges that arise in making sense of genomic data. Matisse used to say that some people have an art gene and others don't. It's a very compelling argument.
Every brushstroke is, in a sense, some kind of accident.
Biologists believe that some artists send mixed signals. Canvas with brightly coloured topsides attract mates, for example, whereas camouflaged undersides protect against art predators.
You can find beauty in art, too, when the concept of necessity no longer directs your life as only printed artworks should reproduce.
As the physical carriers of genetic information, otherworldly mutable entities that evolve over time, this visual heritage made up of forbidden images is heritable.
Before the invention of the fleeting aesthetics, art was simple. Art-conscious decoration is a visual language. Inspiration has to find you painting.
It is precisely because art is meaningless that it is so hard to talk about : if a dark form in the night is really a big cat, you could be in danger while if it's just the wind, no harm done. Drawings are about life, and vice-versa.
Innovation in modern art is the daughter of many parents.
The mythical art form rapidly evolves and mutates in unexpected ways.
The instinctive beauty gene, like the blackbird's orange-yellow beak, may have developed as the fitness signal. Making pictures is a non heritable brain disorder of unknown etiology, because aesthetics is part of our biology as expressed through the filter of awkwardness and irony.
The secret of life, art is about meeting biological needs, we have to do art.
Art and genetics are good mysteries. Visual art lives an odd life. Visual art moves from an esoteric specialty to being part of genetics. The criteria for goodness and badness are inherently shifting and not innate.
Donald Kuspit, Explaining why you do art because of an inner compulsion; bad paintings are noisy, dirty, and annoying.