“What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new idea, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough” Eugene Delacroix
When it comes to creativity, originality is particularly important more to the Western (individualistic) mind, as it separates him/her from another. In this pursuit of being different, sometimes the artist loses the sense of harmony, and the resulted work is chaotic.
“Originality”, better “authenticity”, comes from constant practice, firmly establishing the ground, based on already existing knowledge, and bringing in your own.
“The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity”. Thomas Carlyle