The artist in creating a work is solving a problem, realizing a conception. We go to art for new experiences and new challenges to our thinking. Art does more than corroborate our experiences, it expands and liberates us through new perspectives. Every artist chooses his own problems - they will stimulate the energy to sustain a necessary momentum for formulating an expressed solution.
People turn to artworks for the same experience of completion. There is a feeling of heightened sensibility in the artist during acts of insight and intuitive judgement, which the viewer experiences later through the physical artwork. The artist is left changed from making the piece; the viewer is also changed; today, when one sees cypress trees and stubble field, one thinks of Van Gogh. At the very least, on a superficial level, what feels right to a viewer is something aesthetically satisfying, but on a deeper level, a problem which has taken hold of the artist has been resolved through the artwork.