Beauty may be the sneakiest way that God gains real estate in the souls of humans, for when you agree with and appreciate beauty, you are agreeing with God's Kingdom, His way. Ultimately, you are agreeing with God. (One might unknowingly agree with God even if they do not like God or believe He exists.)
Is the welcoming of beauty just as good as declaring Jesus as Lord? Certainly not, but it is no doubt a clever vehicle that God uses to draw humans to Himself.