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Why Do Human Have Biological Urge To Create Art?

Art comes in many styles and forms, these styles and forms will always differ depends on the regions and locations. Although these styles and forms kept changing, the fact that art is about beauty will never change, and artworks are to be beheld and admired. 
Throughout history, much artwork was made for no other explicit purpose than the production of beauty. Before photography was being invented, the only way for the rich, and royal people to capture their wealth and beauty was through paintings, in this case, the purpose of art is being used in to order for rich and royals to get the attraction, respects, and fears of the public.
Art and beauty can cause emotional responses, beauty as-sexy phenomenon has a deep biological parallel with human art because it is the connection of a visual stimulus with an inner emotional state. In the case of a beautiful person, the external beauty of the person would cause a signal to be sent to the human brain, the external beauty will then be transformed into a desire. This is what fine arts are all about in humans: apply visuals to affect both metals and emotions of absorbers.
Art is about beauty, the artwork is to be beheld and admired by viewers. Throughout history most of the artworks were made for one purpose, that is to promote beauty, the only way for rich and royals to show off their wealth and beauty before the photograph was invented was through art, in particularly “paintings”. Since art and beauty can cause emotional responses in humans, that is why fine arts are so popular and is widely accepted by societies.


  1. sgahr wrote:

    I believe art was around initially to create beauty, but the abstract movement was not about beauty and about the artist expressing their emotion. Yes, artists still create work that resembles beauty, but not all do.

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm | Permalink
  2. ikoroma wrote:

    I believe that stating that art is about beauty greatly lessens the power of art. Yes, art can be beautiful, but that is not its sole purpose. Art is a form of communication and that is its origin. Think of the cavemen. Without any established form of language, how were they supposed to communicate? A piece of art can be more than one thing much like the people who make it. Humans are complex and we make art in our image.

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  3. nzheng wrote:

    I think when people start to feel an overwhelming of emotions they want to let it out in ways other than music of literature. Art is another way for humans to express feelings.

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  4. ycao21 wrote:

    I totally agree with you, when I feel overwhelmed I just want to create some art-works, I truly believe that art in general is another great way to express feelings. that’s why we have some art-works that could make us happy, and other would make us feel sad.

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:11 am | Permalink