Who is human aesthetics ?
The philosopher Dennis Dutton identified seven universal signatures in human aesthetics. Expertise or virtuosity. Technical artistic skills are cultivated, recognized, and admired.
Non-utilitarian pleasure. People enjoy art for art’s sake, and don’t demand that it keep them warm or put food on the table.
Style. Artistic objects and performances satisfy rules of composition that place them in recognizable style.
Critism. People make a point of judging, appreciating, and interpreting works of art.
Imitation. With a few important exceptions like abstract painting, works of art simulate experiences of the world.
Special focus. Art is set aside from ordinary life and made a dramatic focus of experiences.
Key word: Art will not change society until the people can experience the art.