The Theory Behind Empathicism

lasireneenchanteurcroppedEmpathicism – A new style that due to time, and exposure, can bloom into a new movement in the world of art. Founded by LORD TOPH, “Empathicism” presents itself as empathy interpreted through the painting’s subject matter, color, size, title and even stroke application. This will obviously raise questions in the art world as to whether or not a style can derive from something that is based on our emotional conscience. The Empathicist Technique: Thematic as opposed to schematic. The aim is to inspire an emotional experience, as opposed to thought. Feeling is the catalyst, as opposed to thought in expressionism. So, the whole technique is developed from the mind’s eye, often times without the use of a sketch or prior study. The principle behind Empathicism, is to trigger a universal emotion in the viewer that arises almost unconsciously, thus confirming the painting as having a defining execution. For example, if a picture is saying a thousand words, then Empathicism would be saying a thousand specific words. Of course, any work of art is, and should be open for interpretation, as should emotion. With Empathicism, every stroke, and every aspect of the work contributes to empathy. In Expressionism, you are conveying a style, by painting from feeling. Whereas, in Empathicism, you are painting from feeling to convey an emotion. Often times, this is expressed or exclaimed far more clearly in a work’s title. In Empathicism, a painting’s title is illustrated by what is occurring in the piece. The titles are chosen from relatable emotional experiences or topics.