Artists may be viewed over a spectrum between the pursuit of an objective on the left and the subjective on the right. At the extreme left is 'commercial art,' for which the art is executed exclusively in terms of the customer's requirements; its intent is to please the client.
In the middle of the spectrum is 'social art' for which, an artist envisions a mission, a theory, and an effect. This involves knowledge of a mission, and some subjective elements of style of the artist; its intent is to inspire society about a vision or idea.
Slightly to the right of social art is 'communal art,' in which, through workshop machinations, signature individualistic qualities become tempered, smoothed, or otherwise compromised through a process of peer critique; its intent is to establish the comfort and support of an artistic commune.
And finally, to the extreme right is 'subjective art,' where art is executed exclusively in terms of the artist..the consummate individualist who is concerned only with their own sensibilities and its expression..for which, innovation or invention, when necessary, may often be the means to execute its end. The subjective artist allows only themselves to criticize the work and judge its success; its intent is self expression, self revelation, death and transfiguration, and simultaneous re'birth. Subjective art has utterly, no responsibilities other than what it owes to itself.