Art is one of the last areas of knowledge that is based on passion and emotion. Of course their are techniques that should be mastered. An artist must prove he/she can create the accepted, traditional art, before respectably pushing art's endless boundaries. There are no successful nonchalant artists. If art becomes political, it is because the issue is one that touches and inspires the artist. It seems that artists throughout history have always had a secret agenda with their art from Da Vinci to Jaune "Quick to See" Smith. Even when art was meant to be merely aesthetic or documentative. Art is a form of expression and a reflection of the artist's priorities.