And because it's all so... conventionality.
Conventionality is the worst crime in art.
For Russian art at the beginning of the XVIII century portrait genre was relatively new one though it had a predecessor parsun. It's a special kind of a portrait in the XVII century characterized by a definite conventionality of representation of a human face and figure.
Moreover, the singing is not only beautiful, but saturated with something that encourages wonderful definitions, which not always blend with language conventionalities, and this is a real quality.
You know, if you hadn't been poured into that icy mold of conventionality... you'd be a good egg.
Conventionality, doesn't appear, I'm conventional.
If we enforce normality, we promote conventionality.
This was always his excuse, but neither he nor we believed it... ...and he did not try to disguise its conventionality
Yet, when conventionality spreads herself out fold by fold, we eagerly approach pretty misses that bind us to domesticity.
conformity with conventional thought and behavior: conformity, conformism
unoriginality as a result of being too conventional: unoriginality
orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional: conventional, unconventional, conventionalism, convention, ossification, conformity, orthodoxy