Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began

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Dissanayake, Ellen

To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love.

 

“Her theory is that we human beings are biologically evolved to appreciate art because it helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations.” — reviewed by Jenny Arntzen.

 

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