A Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research over searching the web. With continuing interest, I believe you will undoubtedly pass through other phases, each superceding the previous, each belief state fostering the heady belief that you have really hit upon some deep quality in art that has enormous explanatory power.
In the ninth century inscriptions on the Karchung rdo ring, the foundation of the Lhasa gtsug lag khang, the most revered Lhasa temple, is attributed to the reign of Srong btsan sgam po. The Tibetans had encountered the marvels of Buddhist art as an indirect result of their military expansion towards the Himalaya as well as to the Silk Routes and China.
Another reason for the lack of arts in the classroom author Victoria Jacobs explains, Given the shrinking budgets of school districts around the country, art specialists and art programs have disappeared from many elementary schools (Jacobs, 1999, p. 4). Fine arts are being seen as non-educational or an extra-curricular activity.
In another study, supportive care providers responding to a survey described the healing benefits of music and art therapy in hospital settings, and these benefits seemed to be clustered around notions of exploration, expression, release, and the healing process.
Even if eye tracking software shows that our eyes move through a composition (randomly or otherwise) ignoring the artists intentions and underlying structure I believe it is still true that having some kind of ‘rules’, whether set by the artist or some historian, is what makes for great work.