Now we're getting into the theoretical here, but... Ever notice that a lot of those considered 'great' artists nowadays weren't known during their own lifetimes? Van Gogh, Poe, Dickinson...that's the first three that come to mind (toward the end of my workday, when I'm thinking more of carrier plans than art or addons) that were virtually unknown during their own lifetimes. They weren't seeking fame. They created art for themselves.
My point simply being that is a poor argument.
dont take a question as an arguement
and art is much more expressive then just beauty, but without claiming that man fully graps an understanding of art yet.