The Plural Movement
"Plural" in the sense of plural, is the number of multiple characters in a picture. The Plural is a cultural movement usually attributed to the period between the years 200 and 450, beginning in Cloudie, then spreading throughout the Skie kingdom, eventually spreading throughout the rest of the world.
As a cultural movement, the plural connotes the flourishing of culture, art, and politics, but the most prominent is still painting. Plural scholars have contributed a lot of new philosophical and scientific theories to the later generation, especially to the later famous theory of "Living Together" of philosopher Carlos Minimus.
Some scholars specifically identify the beginning of the plural as 190, when the two largest painting corporations in Cloudie, Pardie and Helanie, were competing for a contract to draw profile pictures for all members (estimated 20000 cats) for the Finn Royal Family.
Pardie and Helenie
The royal portrait contract was arguably the most lucrative of its time, and both Pardie and Helenie were clearly determined to get it. After calculation, Helanie group estimated that in a standard way, it would take 3 years, with 2.5 million Kuti for the whole project. Why the only standard way of doing it?
As we all know, cats hate large gatherings, so since painting is invented, drawing cats can only be drawn one at a time. Therefore, artists often draw a cat picture, gradually the painting background unified a common cat drawing standard: 1 drawing at a time, and must be extremely focused. No one has ever been able to draw two at the same time. De Pard - the General Manager of Pardie Corporation, knew that if he did it the usual way, he would definitely lose. With the only standard way, Pardie Group - which is only half the size, will take about 6 years with a cost of about 5 million Kuti for the project.
Struggling to think about sleepless days and nights, De Pard wondered, "What if I could draw many cats at the same time?" He realized that the problem was not that cats hated gatherings, but that even in large groups, they could not stand still when around. Cats are always laughing and meowing. Finally, after a few days of fatigue, he returned home and slept. Laying back on the bed after a long day and sleeping soundly until morning, De Pard suddenly realized… his wife was sleeping next to her. It turned out that yesterday, because he was too tired, he entered the wrong room with his wife without knowing it.
But what greatly surprised De Pard was that his wife was not upset when he slept with him. For the first time, both husband and wife can sleep together all night! Looking closely, De Pard discovered that the only difference of De Pard now and before was… nails. Because he was afraid that his nails would ruin the drawings on expensive new imported paper, he cut his nails. Unexpectedly, the nail clipping, made everything solved easily.
Currently, cutting nails to make cats closer to each other has been scientifically explained by the psychological effect of "nail obsession" - implying that keeping nails can make cats obsessively restless, leading to not being able to be together. But for the time, this was an extremely strange event. Of course De Pard did not have time to find the cause of it. He immediately ran to the company, built himself a great plan. From drawing only 1 cat at a time, De Pard formulated to be able to draw 2-3 cats at a time by experimenting with nail clipping of model cats. And amazingly, there are no nails, not even a cat that is uncomfortable around each other. They can sit still for an hour, eyes closed, not moving.
Spirit of the Plural
Of course, De Parda has had a huge success. With the new method, he shortened the number of paintings, effort and cost for the project. It is said that De Pard took only 1 year with nearly 1.5 million Kuti, a figure that is too outstanding compared to the Helenie group.
The plural spirit quickly blossomed and spread strongly everywhere, from painting, sculpture to architecture. Many schools of painting apply the plural element flexibly, but the most prominent one is the painting that uses the combination of gouache and oil into oil paintings. Famous artists of this line include Sander Cruso and May Watts.
“The plural” movement also influenced philosophy, as philosophers like La Fonghen and Immieng Hans began to question the meaning of the number 1 and “the plural” in the true nature of life. This in turn gave many ideas for the excellent later works of art of The New World.