Whose avant-garde to follow? The Joy of Life or The Young Ladies of Avignon?
As a language of communication, art has to conform to the norms of communication in order to convey most efficiently the message it seeks to deliver. It is for this reason that a recurring critique against art is that the artist has not mastered the skill of proper communication. Much incomprehension in modern art stems from the accusation that the artist cannot paint or draw, implying that he cannot use the language of art properly, hence he is a swindler, trying to deceive