The existing understanding of a canon as sets of artistic touches (and only) reduces works of the artist only to mastering techniques. But all great writers, artists were as well thinkers, and the development of these or those features of art language fixed in a canon was for them not end in itself, but the means only subordinated, to the serving expressions of the main ideas and provisions, strengthening of culture. The behavioural stereotype thus was formed so that to support organic formation of cultural values, their transfer to generations and their consecutive enrichment.
Loan of formal receptions of a canon without the ideas which are their cornerstone cannot serve as the creativity base. On the other hand, following to a canon not only does not constrain individual creativity, but opposite, only development of a canon gives the chance of free and intelligent self-expression.