I'm sorry you're confused there Jim so I'll try to clear it up for you.
Weston was a master of photography. Because he was a master photographer he was able to sell black and white erotic pictures of vegatables. Then everyone was taking erotic pictures of fruit and vegatables trying to be like Weston. It was the "in" thing to do. So when gawie becomes a master photographer he can resubmit this image and get praised for changing the rules of photography.
The bottom line is that a Master Photographer can break the rules and get away with it and others will follow their lead.
What does this image invoke? This is a good but technically flawed image of a beautiful woman that could have been an exceptional image
by following the rules of posing and proper focus.
I didn't miss anything.