Here are some things that make me think, and some ill-informed musings.
I have a passing interest in art and philosophy and at the moment where I've got to is "Art is the mathematics of emotion"
Maths is an abstract way of representing a concept. By understanding the mathematical abstractions it is possible to exchange ideas about the world around us. There are many forms of mathematics, it covers a broad range of concepts. Similarly art is a way of conveying a feeling, emotion or range of feelings and emotions to another person.