OK, I know that some artists pander to the tastes of their purchasers and create works that people will buy. Monet, I believe was one of these. I can't say that of Van Gogh, because apparently he never sold a painting in his lifetime - very sad. Still the choice of subject, the techniques used and the particular style of a piece comes from somewhere within the artist.
Literature, as an art form, is the same. Words, subject matter, shape and genre are all selected by the author. I often read a poem or look at a painting and think of the artist as expressing his inner self. Some are really tortured souls, others are detached, often not actually a part of this world and still others are so involved in life, that their work is almost overwhelming.
When I arrived at the office the other day, I was caught in a heavy downpour. I decided to wait in my car until the worst of it had passed. Fortunately I had my camera with me and I amused myself by taking pictures. The rain on the window created "watery pictures" reminiscent of the French impressionist painters. Unfortunately the scenery was anything but romantic. Here's my parking spot sign through rain.
Have a great day!