I have studied art history enough to understand different meanings, aspects and movements from Duchamp, to Pollock, Basquiat, Koons, Haring and beyond. There is something that appeals to everyone and each serves as expressions of different souls. My aesthetics are probably more in line with yours. On the attributes of beauty~
“Why should you think that beauty, which is the most precious thing in the world, lies like a stone on the beach for the careless passer-by to pick up idly? Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham, “The Moon and Sixpence”, 1919 (Chapter XIX, spoken by the character Dirk Stroeve).