Years ago I read a great little sci-fi short story about an artist whose work "cracked the code of subjectivity" [this is my way of putting it], creating sculptures of indisputable beauty. That is, he gained intuition about how to combine shapes, curves and proportions such that everyone, without exception, found his work perfectly sublime.
Here are few other vague bits I can remember:
Vaguely antagonistic characters wanted to analyze his work, so the technique could be exploited
The sculptor sculpted using some kind of futuristic device, possibly using his voice to determine the shapes