ARTISTIC LICENCE. A skill or a creative act?

Artistic License (also known as Poetic License or Dramatic License).

Examples would be in a written piece like a novel where the facts of history are altered for the story line, such as introducing a meeting of the fictional hero and a real famous person.

Or, in a picture where details are left out like wrinkles or blemishes in a portrait. Or where the colour is all wrong.

'Black Cab' by Colin Ruffell   OAR 100153