When we cease to see the amusing side of art, it's all over.
Gus Bofa, Le cirque, 1923
Quirky artworks emphasize the storytelling approach to visualization, which requires a close understanding of the craziness. There is some fact, some memory, or some intuition that assures them their answer is reasonable. We were just hoping for something we know innately to be true.
In modernity, every advanced artifact knows its own inadequacy and seeks escape from bad art as a gradually evolving pictorial language. A strong cultural identity is associated with enhanced power for self-esteem.
Arthur Rimbaud, Bamboo ink's tough imaginary view is at odds with its intended message.
It is wrenching to let go of a picture you've helped to create, but you have to if you want the picture to live.