In religious societies, art is religious.
In non-religious societies, art is non-religious.
Men paint soldiers.
Women paint flowers.
Art externalizes desires and values.
Therefore, people paint what they desire and what they value.
The same goes for other forms of art.
Even music externalizes values.
Intellectuals compose like Bach.
Aesthetes compose like Chopin.
Here are some compositions of mine from the last couple of weeks. It was not my conscious intention that they express my values, but they clearly do just that.