This was my first ever... and still my favorite... short animated film! I created it in my spare time while I was still a director/animator at the Richard Williams Studio in London during the late 1970's. I actually started the film after we had completed 'A Christmas Carol', when I was Richard Williams' own personal assistant at the time. 'Carol' went on to win the first of Dick's three Oscars. When my own 'Hokusai' film won a British Academy Award I moved on to set-up the 'Animus Productions' animation studio... a creative entity I led for a further 20 award-winning years. The film itself was inspired by the wonderful sketchbooks of Hokusai. When I saw them I realized that this artist was indeed a true animator at heart... he just didn't have the knowledge or the technology to be one in his lifetime. I therefore sought to bring his drawings to life for him, as homage to his genius.
- Rumble FishLv 71 0 年前最佳解答
看到有人欣賞Hokusai, 決定道義相挺, 匆忙記下, 錯誤難免, 不過你得另找人翻譯, 不難
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北齋
A tribute to an old man mad about drawing.
Katsushika Hokusai is perhaps the most popular of all late Japanese woodblock masters.
Hokusai, above all else, is the master craftsman of the highest order.
Hokusai's spirits were restless, unpredictable and intensely individualistic.
In his long life time, he lived in at least 93 different homes and used relative 30 pen names.
For all his life, Hokusai produced over 30,000 drawings and designs.
"From the age of 6, I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things.
When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs.
But all I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering with.
At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish, insects....
When I am 80 you will see real progress.
At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself.
At a hundred I shall be a marvelous artist.
At a hundred and ten everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before.
I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I call my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing."
Hokusai was a great showman and esthetics.
He painted with his fingers and toothpicks, bottles and eggshells, and seemed to work with both his left hand and right, from bottom to top and from right to left.
He once painted two perfect parrots onto a grain of rice.
And equal elasticity, he delighted a vast audiences by painting onto a public courtyard, a massive design of a buddist patriot.
So large with its design that it was reported that horse might pass through its mouth and man might take through one of its eyes.
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Despite the considerable physical hardships of his autumn years, Hokusai never lost his useful and optimistic spirits that transcended his every works.
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He never denied his unsatiable search of understanding. And even when facing his death, at the age of 89, Hokusai exhibited the true humanity as motivated him through art his long life, " If heaven would grant me just five more years; then, I would become a real painter."
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He once painted two perfect (sparrows) onto a grain of rice.
2008-06-14 15:48:28 補充：
And equal (dexterity),....
2008-06-16 09:59:47 補充：
is the master (draftsman) of the highest order.
Hokusai was a great showman and (eccentric).
...and man might take its E out one of the eyes.
- 詹姆士龐德Lv 51 0 年前
這是我第一個也是我最愛的動畫短片。大概在１９７０年之後，我在倫敦理查威廉工作室，當我還是一個動畫導演的時候，我利用空閒之時製作了這部短片。當我在理查威廉那時，我擁有個人助手，我們完成了 'A Christmas Carol'（耶誕頌）之後，我就開始了這部短片。'Carol'贏得了Dick的三項奧斯卡的第一名。當我的'Hokusai' 短片贏得英國影藝學院電影獎（ＢＡＡ）的時候，我準備前往'Animus Productions' 動畫工作室．．．一個創作性實體，我領導獲獎長達２０年之久。這支影片的靈感來自葛飾北齋的畫冊。當我看到它們的時候，在我心理頭，我真正領悟到這名藝術家才是一位真實的動畫家．．．在他的一生中，他絕對不需要知識或科技去完成作品。我因此去尋找他一生的畫作，當作崇拜他的天賦。參考資料： 本身也愛畫畫