Wednesday, August 31, 2016

sketches at the exhibition "Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck", National Museum of Korea, Seoul

 miniature of the ship, 1/10 of original size (34m x 11m x 3.7m, more than 200 tons)

visitors in the museum

 coins and sandalwood (The ship started from China to Japan loading ceramics, metal ware, 28 tons of coins, sandalwood and etc.) 동전과 자단목

 miniature of the bow (배의 선수)

discoveries in seabed (해저 유물들)

 people was looking at the Goryeo Dynasty's ceramics. (고려자기)

shelves full of celadon dishes(left), coins and sandalwood(center) and jars(right)

entrance of the exhibition hall (전시장 입구)

 inside the exhibition hall (전시장 내부)
( 21x 29.6cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor )

I visited the National Museum of Korea, Yongsan, Seoul last week. There was a special exhibition "Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck"(신안해저선 유물전). I want to quote the introduction written in the brochure for the exhibition as follows.

"The National Museum of Korea proudly presents Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck, a special exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the excavation.
Excavation of the Sinan shipwreck began when a local fisherman caught a celadon vase in a net off the coast of Jeungdo, Sinan, Jeollanam-do Province in August 1975. Starting on October 27, 1976, the Bureau of the Cultural Heritage (currently the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea) initiated a full-scale excavation and salvaged a huge quantity of artifacts---amounting to 24,000 pieces. These discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck are presented in this special exhibition.
The comprehensive special exhibition was organized to present as many artifacts as possible from the Sinan shipwreck. While appreciating these remarkable cultural treasures, visitors can also gain a deeper understanding of the nature of the Sinan ship and fourteenth century trade and exchange of East Asia.
Sunk beneath the sea for around 650 years, the Sinan shipwreck appeared to us like a time capsule, an we hope that this exhibition will serve as a turning point for future research on the shipwreck."

I felt very impressed by the discoveries from the ship sunk on 14 centuries.
국립중앙박물관의 신안 해저유물전은
타임캡슐처럼 650년만에 나타나서....
그시대의 역사와 문화를 실감하게 하며
스케치하는 좋은 기회였습니다~~

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

테크노마트에서 한강변을 바라보다.

테크노 마트 9층 스카이 가든에서 바라본 한강 건너의 모습을 그렸습니다.
높이 솟은 롯데 빌딩이 위풍당당하게 서있고 그 주변으로 건물들이 늘어서 있습니다.
2호선 전철이 분주히 다니고 한강은 유유히 흐르고 있습니다.
강 둔치에 나무들과 잔디밭이 잠잠히 있지만 그 곳에서는 가족들과 연인들이 소풍을 즐기고 있을 것입니다.
무더운 여름이라 아침에는 흐렸지만 점심이후에 맑게 개여서 그림이 화창하게 그려졌습니다.

Monday, August 1, 2016

제 5회 '서울 도심 스케치전' 전시 안내

유네스코 한국위원회가 발간하는 유네스코 뉴스 8월호에 게재된 기사입니다.

한국에서 가장 번화하다고 할 수 있는 명동에 참으로 멋진 정원이 있어서 좋았습니다. 
그러한 곳에 조용한 작은 공간이 있고 그림도 걸을 수 있어서 행복했어요. 
그림을 나누어 보며 우리가 사는 곳의 아름다움을 다시 느꼈고,
앞으로 그리고 싶은 공간도 넓어지는 계기가 되었습니다.
많은 분들의 방문을 기다리며 참여를 기대합니다.

52nd World Wide SketchCrawl at Techno Mart

Techno Mart Building viewed from Gangbyeon Station (강변역)

sketch at the sky garden outside the 9th floor of the building

an interior scene sketched on the 1st floor in shopping mall

Lotte World Tower and riverside scenery across the Han River

 Olympic Bridge (올림픽대교) viewed from the sky garden of the building
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor )

Last Saturday, for the 52nd World Wide SketchCrawl, we Seoul urban sketchers met at Techno Mart (테크노 마트)located at Guui-dong(구의동), Gwangjin-gu(광진구), Seoul. Techno Mart is Korea’s largest electronics shopping center, and  is also famous for its spacious multi-entertainment and shopping areas including fashion stores and bookstores (1st floor), restaurants and a food court (9th floor), a CGV multiplex movie theater (10th), and Lotte Mart (B1).
Inspite of the midsummer heat from morning, we sketch at the sky garden outside the 9th floor,enjoying the panoramic views around the Han River and beautiful surrounding sceneries.
After lunch, we sketched colorful scenes inside the building, going up and down the air conditioned shopping mall. Mixed-use Buildings are a good place to the urban
한강변의 랜드마크, 복합전자 쇼핑몰과 많은 인파~~
하늘공원과 강변 파노라마,  찬란한 야경~~
먹거리와 볼거리, 원스톱 쇼핑과 시원한 매장~~
짧은 동선에 많은 주제를 다루는 좋은 스케치 장소입니다.