ART & ORGANISM
EVOLUTION of ART
EXPRESSIVE and RECEPTIVE ART is a BIOLOGICAL phenomenon subject to all the principles of Natural Selection:
How does ART change from generation to generation
EVOLUTION by means of NATURAL SELECTION
key observations and their inferences
ADAPTATION. “The processes by which organisms or groups of organisms maintain homeostasis in and among themselves in the face of both short-term environmental fluctuations and long-term changes in the composition and structure of their environments.” (Rappaport, 1971). https://neilgreenberg.com/ao-evolution-adaptation-07-18-2017/
SEXUAL SELECTION. “Sexual selection is a “special case” of natural selection. Sexual selection acts on an organism’s ability to obtain (often by any means necessary!) or successfully copulate with a mate” (Evolution 101, Berkeley)
SELECTION PRESSURE can be exerted by any elements of the developmental environment with which an organism must cope to fully express its latent potential in a way that enhances FITNESS. It can affect the organism at any stage in development.
FITNESS. The extent to which an individual contributes to subsequent generations is is manifested through its phenotype—the corporeal, manifest expression of gene activity. It is profoundly affected by the environment at all stages of development—that is, “the fitness of a given phenotype can also be different in different selective environments.” (Wikipedia on Fitness).