Art origanated from God, our Heavenly Father. Look around you! He used art to create the earth! Genisis 1:1"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Everything around us is art and from God.
Or from a more scientific approach, art originated during the early Paleolithic age out of man's necessity and desire to more accurately convey his thoughts and feelings. For example, During the 1940's in France, a couple of boys stumbled across a cave( now called Lascaux Cave) that had numerous paintings of horses, bulls, and deer. The leading art scholars believe that the animals represent things. The Bull represents power and the hunt, and the deer illustrates the importance of food.