I Puzzled over this problem, dont overlook the positive reasons why people question or seek alternatives to academic considerations on art, grounded in their own knowledge of daily doodling as inventive thinking, and experience of bad art.
The art makes me smile
Theory is the art of giving the same name to different artworks. The trouble is art is not an exact science.
Gustav Klimt, "Visual thinking presents a fascinating conundrum"
A simple idea, but it can get complicated. Simplistic reasoning will not work when it comes to evaluating painting decisions.
Art attempts to rationalize the irrational.