Portrait of the artist as a young chimp
Fraikor, Arlene L. (1975). Portrait of the artist as a young chimp. Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.7, no.1, p.1-29.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. But when is a line or a group of lines elevated to the realm of art? When is a person who draws these lines called an artist? Does only man have art, or, is art possible among other animals? Is there a basic aesthetic sense which permeates all life? This paper will discuss these questions while exploring the concept of the biology of art.