To a marine biologist, the fish may be beautiful, the bird less so. We can't "automatically know this" because our perception/appreciation is based on personal experience, surroundings, and biases. There can be no standard for "good" art because there are no two humans who will view/perceive/react to visual stimuli the same exact way. Even when you find a group of people who love a particular piece of art, most likely they'll love it for different reasons.
Originally Posted by horacekenneth
Interesting discussion, BTW...