I came across an interesting piece about the origins of art and the human urge to be creative through Frieze Magazine today.
The article – originally from Harvard Magazine– attempts to find an answer as to why and how creative thinking evolved and how does it help us. Although at points the article’s conclusions are a bit more than debatable it’s still worth a read since it lists the most accepted theories in contemporary science in connection with how creativity evolved. The statements presented there are good materials for further thought and research.
It can be found here: article