I was thinking about the article that discussed the possibilty of
aesthetics being related to clarity. If that were true, wouldn't Monet and
all of his Impressionist friends be no-names? Or would their style of art
be clear in some way to the brain?
Someone else suggested consistency, and someone said that one person's
art is another litter-box liner. Perhaps it is possible that each of these
is right. Perhaps one person is biologically 'wired' for one quality while
another is 'wired' for a different quality.
Anyway, it's interesting.
ott at eniac.seas.upenn.edu