Not sure if I agree with Denis, perhaps some of it, but where do certain genres fit in? Such as Expressionism and Pop Art?
In the part about the stone axes he mentions that the complicated, beautiful and useless ones made by pre-humans probably attracted mates by showing that they had originality and could acquire great skill at something difficult, but useless. After millions of years, similar behavior would still be hardwired into our brains, with cultural differences producing Wagnerian opera, rap music and macrame.
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