Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
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.

http://www.ted.com/talks/denis_dutto...of_beauty.html
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.