Last Saturday YH Lee and I visited Gyeonghuigung Annex building of Seoul Museum of Art to see the 2015 The World Watercolor Triennale. After appreciation the wonderful works of global watercolorists we moved to the back garden of Seoul Museum of History which located next to the Gyeonghuigung. We found a nice place in the back yard of the museum. It was cool with breeze though the garden was very hot. Additionally there were long benches, tables and comfortable chairs for the visitors to be able to take some rest after walking around the exhibition halls.
While sketching a lady and a man came to see our works. A young lady had great interest in sketching and sketchers. We talked a while about our activity too. She promised to participate in this month's meetup. The man was a martial art man who teaches 'Palgwejang'. YH Lee volunteered to sketch him on the spot. He took a pose as a martial art man. He was very pleased to have his portrait and asked us to come to see the practice which would be in the back yard of Gyeonghuigung.
After finishing sketching we went to see the martial art. Several guys were practicing it after him turning round. Because I didn't want to be nervous about being sketched while practicing the martial art, I moved to another place and sketched one more in pencil. You can see his practice here. Though we didn't know his name but 'Mugong', we shared thoughts: "All arts arrives at the same destination." For the Gyeongjuigung and the museum locates near in downtown with a big gallery, it can be a very nice place for sketchers and the people too.
Yoo Byung-hwa, pagoda in back yard of the Seoul Museum of History,
pencil, watercolor, 24.5 x 18.5 cm
Yoo Byung-hwa, scenery seen from the back yard of Gyeonghuigung,
pencil, 24.5 x 18.5 cm
Lee Yong Hwan, portrait of 'Mugong', A 4
Lee Yong Hwan and Mugong
Mugong showing his portrait being pleased so much
지난 토요일에 이용환 선생님과 서울 시립미술관 경희궁 분관에서 열리는 2015 세계 수채화 트리엔날레 전시회를 감상한 후 경희궁과 서울 역사 박물관 주변을 스케치했습니다. 박물관 후원의 너른 쉼터에서 스케치하는 동안 젊은 여성과 무술인의 만남이 있었어요. 여성분은 스케치에 관심이 많은 분이었고 무술인께서는 45년간 무술을 단련해오신 만나기 어려운 분을 뵐 수 있었어요. 이 선생님께서 '무공'선생님을 즉석 스케치하여 선물해 드리고 무술과 미술의 궁극적인 교감에 관해 짧지만 의미있는 소통을 하였구요. 실제 무술 훈련이 있는 경희궁 뒤운동장에까지 초대해주셔서 진기한 무술 연습을 볼수 있었던 것도 스케치를 통한 만남이라 생각됩니다. 여성분은 이번 달 스케치에 참석하겠다고 하시더군요. 꼭 뵙기 바랍니다. :)