Art and Evolution: Spiegelman's The Narrative Corpse

@article{Boyd2008ArtAE,
  title={Art and Evolution: Spiegelman's The Narrative Corpse},
  author={Brian Boyd},
  journal={Philosophy and Literature},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={31 - 57}
}
Has art evolved, like opposable thumbs and the whites of our eyes? if it has, will knowing so help us understand better not just art in general but particular works, even works of avant-garde art? over recent decades many have come to accept that not only have humans evolved from other animals but that many features of their minds and behavior can be explained by the deep past of evolution.1 Yet art remains a puzzle for biocultural analysis. How can we explain art in the hard-nosed terms of… CONTINUE READING

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