Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
We don't live in a vacuum.

There are rules and they nearly always apply; if one wants to pass a class the professor's rules apply, or if one intends to succeed in marketing their art, the rules of the market apply. If I want to please my wife's taste in art I need to use color, that's the rule.

The only time "the rules" don't apply is for purely personal work.
Rules are for the guidance of the wise and the blind obedience of fools.