Sketching Meetup


Sketching Meetup on June 24th, 2017

Place : Tourist Attractions such as Deoksugung, The Anglican Church of Korea, Baejaehakdang(덕수궁, 성공회, 배재학당등의 시청 주변의 관광 명소)
Time : From 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting Spot : Plaza in front of main entrance gate of Deoksugung(덕수궁 대한문 앞 광장) near the City Hall subway station

아름다운 계절 6월의 모임은 많은 명소가 모여있는 덕수궁 주변을 택했습니다. 자주 스케치해오던 장소입니다만 계절에 따른 다양한 모습에 매료되는 곳이기도 합니다. 회비는 없으며 사용하실 도구를 지참하고 오셔서 자신만의 스케치 세계를 여러분들과 나누시기 바랍니다.

Friday, April 29, 2016

sketches at Deoksugung Art Museum

 the panoramic view of MMCA, Deoksugung

the front view of MMCA, Deoksugung 

viewed from the Deoksugung square

the museum lobby 

art shop on the 1st floor

visitors in the exhibition hall

visitors appreciate the articles left by the artist

docent tour in the exhibition hall
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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Deoksugung Palace is famous for Korean traditional palace with history in busiest downtown Seoul. The palace sits alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. A fascinating mix of traditional Korean and Western-style neoclassical structures and nearby areas are very popular for visitors for the beauty and tranquility. Inside the palace, the museum building, connected with beautiful bright colored neoclassical-style Seokjojeon(석조전), was constructed in 1938. It's now the MMCA (National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art) Deoksugung,with a collection of permanent and temporary contemporary art. 
Last week, a sunny spring day, I visited the museum and enjoyed the exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Korean Modern Masters, Pen Varlen(변월룡 1916~90). Pen,Russian-Korean artist, is an important figure in Soviet socialist realism art. I appreciated his impressive masterpieces and sketched in and outside the museum with picturesque surroundings.
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덕수궁 미술관은 도심 궁궐속의 아담한 서양식 건축입니다.
서울 대표적인 명소이자 쾌적한 고궁 분위기와  편리한 접근성으로
시민들과 관광객들에게 낯익는 국립현대미술관 분관으로서
명화 전시회를 통해 예술정신을 심어주는 아름다운 샘터입니다.

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