Alexander Kabishev: “Choism in the visual arts No. 5”

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

In order to become a good artist, you even need to sleep with an album and a pencil. It is necessary to draw and draw from life. (Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi)

Painting is a very concrete art, it can only be an image of really existing things. It is the language of nature, the language of the visible world. What we do not see, which does not exist and is abstract, does not belong to the field of painting. (Gustave Courbet)

So, having considered several topics, difficulties and issues of early choism in previous articles, we will finally form its subject as “early choism in fine art”.

Of course, early choism is not able to convey the fullness of the “question of choice”, the “philosophy of choice” and finally become a new monument of world culture. However, there were no such requirements for early choism. His task was to call to look at the question of “choice” and the impulse to follow it, to present the idea and its product to the public – a picture, a poem, a story…

Now we can confidently say that the early Choism coped with this task, even if not on a universal scale, but it laid a solid foundation on which it can grow, develop, strengthen and turn into a “developed choism”.

A little more about early choism in the visual arts. In previous articles, enough examples have been analyzed to confirm the originality, offering all kinds of examples. The very uniqueness of the subject and its presentation was confirmed by a wide search, within the framework of which about 200 philosophical schools and 70 trends in art were considered.

Despite, it would seem, some obsolescence of the classical idea of art (oil on canvas) and its shift to the digital system, reality shows that humanity’s interest in “analog art does not decrease at all. On the contrary, people tend to distract themselves from monitors and see something other than social networks and messengers, which makes choism highly competitive, as a new trend in art, and not a repetition of classics or anti-art. In addition, choism can be much easier adapted for the network format, in the form of website design, advertising design or presentation of personal ideas about the beauty of network users.

I would also like to emphasize that many methods of early choism in the visual arts are very simple and will be understandable to the viewer with basic training or without any training at all, while for, for example, classics it is necessary to know the mythology and philosophy of antiquity deeply enough. In this sense, choism can be called “smart” art, since the problem of choice is easy to project, imagine or even see in everyday life – it can be landscapes, still lifes, and a portrait… Perhaps everything that a person has ever seen!

On this wave of mutual understanding, both the artist and the viewer will be able to find a new space for reflection, decoration or representation of their feelings. Another important feature of choism in art will be the ability to betray the author’s feelings about reality almost without conflict. Bright colors, rapid transitions, are unsurpassed tools for representing emotions and thoughts. On the other hand, such contrast often appears before us in the real world, it is enough just to see it.

Thus, choism in the visual arts can quite deservedly take its place in world culture, be understandable and interesting to all people on Earth, offer new ideas, inspire and give the opportunity to share your individuality with the world! It is not possible to imagine a more sincere and noble goal that can be invested in art, therefore, “early choism” is rightfully called a new trend in art.