1. Decoration - I want to paint because I love to decorate.
Fig 1.(above) Here color and proportion are made pleasing to the senses.
Fig 2 Impressionist decoration.
Fig 3 The use of an accent (bright red in a sea of grey) for an eye catching wall decoration
I would have you paint decoration for the appreciation of decoration, paint subtlety for the appreciation of subtlety and paint messages for those looking to pictures for meaning. Why deny people their decoration, why deny the high church their subtlety, why deny the communicators their messages? There is no good reason—still, I would have the artist be all, at the same time. But if you find you cannot, just rejoice in the diversity and do not judge one better than the other.