As an extension of our Art Science salons we think it will be interesting to discuss the biological evolution of art.We invite you to the SEXUAL SELECTION AND EVOLUTION OF ART SALON, on September 9, at 6:30 PM.Why do people make art and why do other people buy it?Why would someone pay $140,000,000 (Pollack, #5 1948, 1948) for a piece of stretched canvas surfaced (on just one side) with cracked pigment.Evolutionary biologists and psychologists have considered these and related questions.
We suggest reading a paper and a book chapter to stimulate thinking in this area; come with a skeptical, inquiring mind:
Miller, G. F. (2001) Aesthetic fitness: How sexual selection shaped artistic virtuosity as a fitness indicator and aesthetic preferences as mate choice criteria. Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts. Diamond, Jared (1992) The Third Chimpanzee. Pp. 168-179. The papers can be accessed at http://henge.bio.miami.edu/waddington/. There are spelling issues due to the scan.
Hope to see you.It is the last chance to roll around on the floor with the green pillows, our last salon during the exhibition CONVENTION at MOCA. Please park in the swale between the road and sidewalk along Alberca.Some residents have NO PARKING signs, please do not park there. Cheers, Keith and Mindy 1116 Alberca Street Coral Gables 305-529-1828