the creative process

A Quote by Katsushika Hokusai on katsushika hokusai, ukiyo-e, japaneese woodblock prints, art, timelessness of art, artists, and the creative process

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the famous Japanese Ukiyo-e Print artist said,

"From the ago of five I have had passion for sketching the form of things, from about the age of fifty I showed a number of drawings, yet of all I drew prior to my seventies there is truly nothing of any great note. When I was seventy-two I finally made out something of the shape of grasses and trees, the structure of birds and other animals, insects, fishes. Therefore when I become eighty I shall have made more progress; in my nineties I shall have penetrated even further the hidden meaning of things; at the age of a hundred I shall have reached the divine mystery, and at one hundred and ten even dots and lines will surely possess a life of their own. I only beg those of you who will live long enough to verify the truth of my words."

Katsushika Hokusai

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