There was Aristotle who wrote:
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry.
There is Donald Norman who claims:
Aesthetics matter: attractive things work better.
(Norman, Emotion & Design, 2002)
There are myriads of poets and writers and artists, who all together make one big buzz around beauty. Wanna hear it?
(by Kurt Schwitters, click on the link above to listen to the audio)
And then there’s a story told by Banksy and that’s my favourite yet. A conversation between the artist and a passer-by watching him paint on the Palestinian segregation wall, back in 2005, the text is taken from Wall & Piece:
Old Man: You paint the wall, you make it look beautiful
Old Man: We don’t want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall, go home
Words by Jurga