Origin of a graphic motion in art

For a long time, a way of drawing and reading diagrams has come to life, where the left part of the drawing at the bottom is designated as the beginning. Then, as a rule, the movement develops from the bottom - up and left - to the right. Graphically, the drop line runs from the top to the bottom and to the right. The proposed scheme here at first glance seems conditional - traditional

This is facilitated by the accepted (in most cases) tradition of writing from left to right. 
However, it appears that this explanation encounters an objection: for example, children who do not know any rules for drawing diagrams paint the sun on the left side of the picture, consider it to be the sunrise, that is, the beginning, and when they paint the sun on the right side, they think , That this is the approach, that is, the end of the path.

This means that their conclusions are completely unrelated to knowing the "conventions" of diagrams. Yes, and the definition that the sun rises on the left, goes to the right, can only be when looking at the south, but the children do not know where the south, and where the north. Moreover, not all children know where the left and where the right.

Probably, it is not in habits that one has to search for the solution of these phenomena, but in the complexity of the human psyche, for if we observe movement in life or in a picture, then we perceive it without any comparisons and logical reflections. And then the change in the sense of motion that is observed when the object is mirrored is already sufficient to convince that the perception of movement in art is much more refined and deeper than the way suggested by tradition to consider movement on the principle of constructing diagrams.

There are suggestions confirmed by some studies that even blind people from birth can correctly answer the questions of the direction of movement, for for them movement is one with the most important ways of cognition and orientation in life. That. That the left hand is easier to draw a circle from the left to the right, and the right reference to the left, does not matter. Finally, the born left-hander gives the correct answers according to the laws of perception of motion.

Do not change the perception of the laws of motion and in those cases where there is a habit of writing letters with a slope to the right - to the left, as is customary in some peoples.

Thus, the constant of perception of motion remains to the end an unsolved mystery.

However, for us, art workers, it is important how this perception works, and helps in the daily practice of all aesthetic specialties that are associated with the visual perception of art objects.

Nicolai Pysanko

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