I visited the ARA ARTCENTER located at Insa-dong, Seoul two days ago to see an exhibit of Kim Joon-kwon. It was impressive by lots of print works(180 pieces) and his oil painting(20 pieces). I spent several hours to appreciate and copy some of his works. But the small space seen through large pane glassof the hall caught my eye too. I drew one using brush pen and watercolor. The exhibit will end tomorrow.
Days ago I visited the former Seoul city hall which was remodeled as a library two years ago (Oct. 2012). The authoritative appearance of the former city hall seemed familiar by books and reading people. I'd like to visit there often for sketching or reading too. It's great pleasure for citizen to have such a nice space.
a scenery of Bukchon Hanok Village at Gahoe-dong, pen and watercolor
another sketch of Bukchon Hanok Village at Gahoe-dong, pen and watercolor
the front view of Gahoe-dong Catholic Church (가회동 성당), pen and watercolor
Gahoe-dong Catholic Church, pen and watercolor
Anguk Zen Center (안국선원), pen and watercolor
Andong Presbyterian Church (안동교회), pen and watercolor
Constitutional Court of Korea (헌법재판소), pen and watercolor, 18 x 29.6cm
a construction materials shop (건재상), pen and watercolor
a cafe building (Wood & Brick 나무와 벽돌), pen and watercolor
a scenery of Gye-dong (계동) around Hyndai Motor Company (현대 사옥),
pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Seoul Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌 한옥마을) has been a traditional residential district for more than 600 years of the history of Seoul. This village is the city's last neighborhood with a high concentration of traditional residences, called Hanok (Korean house). Today, many of these Hanoks reform and operate as cultural centers, galleries, guest houses, restaurants, and tea house, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture. Nevertheless, this historic village is well preserved by Seoul Metropolitan Policy, and lots of traditional Hanoks and new buildings coexist side by side harmoniously.
A few days ago, I enjoyed walking along the interesting street of Bukchon Village and sketching the colorful buidings and streetscapes.
북촌 한옥마을은 서울의 역사와 더불어 삶의 향기를 담아 온 아담하고 포근한 동네입니다.
잘 보존된 한옥들과 함께 어울리는 멋스런 현대식 건물이 자연을 배경으로 조화를 이루고
전통 주거생활과 예술과 웰빙 산책을 곁들인 문화 관광 명소로 자리잡아 갑니다.
옛 집들과 길들을 흐트리지않고 잘 가꾸어 작으면서도 다채로운 모습 으로 형성된 아름다운 북촌은 스케쳐들에겐 다양하고 무궁무진한 소재를 품고 있는 보물창고와도 같은 곳입니다.