If you have heard Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, you can probably recognise the notes in this score, and even hear them in your mind. Beethoven was able to hear and write down this symphony, driven by some creative urge to represent something he found inspiring (and so do we now).

Art (music, painting, poetry and others) is a representation of some deeper aspect of reality, beyond scientific measurement and theories. Beethoven experienced and reproduced the beauty of unifying diverse elements into a whole piece of music. 

When we experience art, we share in the artist’s perception of something beyond everyday experience. Our feelings (which we may not be able to name) emerge from within some deep place within us. So, art is a way to learn about another dimension of the beauty of life than science can reveal.