The facsimile of beauty that is art is the justification in art for the fact of the spectator. Art is the vital proof of our Being: not in that something has been created and therefore exists, but rather that something has been created and therefore the spectator exists. Ritual, then, is inherent in the aesthetic mode of art as such. The ritual object and its beautiful remainder both serve the same end which is the description of and explanation for Being, this slippery yet cognizable object of the subjective mind.
The facsimile of beauty that is art lies in the insertion of doubt that precedes and pretends that the work could never have been created otherwise. This is the node of the spectator’s apperception, for it creates a suture point wherein the spectator can be inserted as part of ritual, an extended body that is objectively verified by its connection to something that was not (or appears to be not) created by the artist, for if it was only the artist then the spectator is not required and therefore the beauty is part of the natural, not created.