Originally Posted by pbromaghin
Philosophy professor Denis Dutton suggests a Darwinian explanation of universal beauty being hard wired into our DNA. He talks about landscapes and art starting at 7:00.
A very interesting link, thank you. I haven't had time to view it all yet, but it is just the sort of thing I hoped my OP would throw up.
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”