Here is a video of today…the music also can be an amazing soundtrack for later works.
Gotye-Thanks for your time
Just like the name of this animation, the whole story was also very attractive. In the beginning of this video, there are many flamingos on the stage. I love flamingos! So I continued to watch, it’s not easy to understand the story that Shih-Ting Hung tried to tell us. After watching it for 3 times, I got the idea. This is a very profound story that tell us about the process of growing up.We will meet a lot of things in the process of growth， it includes someone we love.
“Seven-year-old Viola packs a suitcase and climbs a floating staircase into the sky. She soon discovers that her journey will unite her past, present, and future into a fanciful adventure, part life and part dream.”
Viola:The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant.
Today my friend recommends an artist to me. It’s so exciting to watch his amazing painting. I can’t stop researching for his works on the internet for a whole night.
His name is Phillip Guston and he’s a painter and print maker.
In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in painting, abandoning the so-called “pure abstraction” of abstract expressionism in favor of more cartoonish renderings of various personal symbols and objects.
The Painter’s Table, 1973.
The Rest Is For You, 1973.
They are all Chinese traditional shadow puppets. Shadow puppets is an old tradition and have a long history in China. It is also considered as an ancient art in other parts of the world. It is also known in France.In the past, it is a popular form of entertainment for both children and adults in China. But now in China, the traditional shadow puppets are on the verge of extinction.I took this picture on a famous street which called Jinli in Chengdu of China.
Chinese shadow puppets are made of animal skin, for example pig skin or cow skin, then adorned with painted clothes.
Today, puppets are also made of leather, but moved on sticks. They are used to tell dramatic versions of traditional fairy tales and myths in few places. Fortunately, I’ve seen it at a very old theater in a small town which named Wuzhen in Zhejiang Province of China. As we can seen from these pictures, there are some people control the puppets and others play a soundtrack with Chinese traditional instruments.
Here is a Chinese shadow puppets animation which named Pigsy Eats Water Melon, some people say it can be the first one. It combined the technique of cutout animation and shadow puppets animation together.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGh6JBgzLd0