Saturday, January 4, 2014

two sketches at Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun gate seen from south, 16 x 23 cm

big building under construction at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, sketched on Jan. 3, 2014
16 x 23 cm

I could pass Dongdaemun area days ago and yesterday again. On the last day of 2013 I wanted to draw the Dongdaemun Gate, which I had not drawn before in that view.  Yesterday I had to transfer from subway to bus at the area. The former Dongdaemun stadium site has been under construction, which was changed into the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. The big mass showed its real feature by the recent removal of dust layers around the construction site. I could see the buildings well though people couldn't enter yet. The building I drew seemed like a symbolized Dongdaemun Gate in my point of view. 

지난 해의 마지막날 동대문을 지나면서 남쪽에서는 처음으로 그려보았습니다. 가까이에서 보니 더 위용이 있었구요. 어제 전철에서 버스로 환승하려고 지상으로 나오는 순간 겅설중이던 동대문 역사문화공원의 커다란 건물을 볼 수있었습니다. 먼지 가림막이 제거되어 그 덩어리가 눈에 잘 들어오더군요. 첫눈에 동대문의 아치문이 연상되어 동대문, 혹은 초가집을 형상화한 것인가 나름 생각하며 잠시 그렸습니다. 개장이 되면 앞으로 자주 그릴 수 있을 것이라 기대하였습니다. 

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