It seems reasonable to assume that more humor leads to increased attention leads to better pictures. But itís not entirely unreasonable to suppose that good pictures are much more likely to be funny, in effect reversing the cause and effect.
Complexity refuses to oversimplify, but is willing to maximize amusement. Puzzling pictures have fun, often are a bit unconventional. The internet wants neat, tidy pictures that fit into a memorable narrative
Perplexingly, however, symbols for humor may be notoriously bad at math. Algorithmic art coding is one of the disciplines you either master or have absolutely no knowledge of.
It is certainly great practice to never take artworks at face value without asking questions. Understanding the organizing principles allows exhaustive enumeration of possible jocular structure topologies.
Famous monkey paintings will often get more credit than a comparatively unknown painting, even if their size is similar. Every scientist knows that while science, as a collective process viewed over time, very rarely makes mistakes, individual experiments and experimenters are often wrong.
Gus Bofa, Le cirque, 1923
Ludicrous art may be its own best reward.