Admiration is attraction
Love is attunement
Relation without both feels hollow.
We can be attracted to a person, their personality, or their beauty, or their achievements, or their disposition to kindness, or all of it, but without attunement, without empathy, the attachment withers in the proximity of intimacy.
We crave to be in relation with growth.
Just as we unconsciously need this aspect in our interpersonal connections, we unconsciously look for these in the art that we are attracted to. A work can be many things, but one of the aspects that we value in art is work that we fall into a feeling of attunement with. A flow state of empathy and wonder from us. Work that pulls meaning from us. Work that shows us rather tells us.