Have you ever seen the picture of a man screaming? In the picture, the stunningly skinny body and astonishing face seem a little puzzling. The male figure is among the most familiar modern art images and has been reproduced on items like t-shirts and refrigerator magnets. The image is Edvard Munch
In Western countries, people think angels connect life and death. Also, they think angels are companions of the deceased. Similar to an angel are the kokdu in Korea. Korea’s kokdu are small wooden dolls made for consoling and accompanying the spirit of the deceased. Small Wooden
Most people define Ethiopia as a country located in the northeast of Africa, with 19 million people, much of the nation faces famine and dispute. However, Park Nohae, a poet and a photographer, views Ethiopia from a somewhat different perspective and expressed the country through beautiful photograp
Do you remember the animation movie Howl’s Moving Castle? The main character Howl lived in a house that could be transported by magic. The surprising thing is that although the house couldn’t move without Howl’s magic, the house was made of technological materials like crews and saw toothed wheels.
Just as Seoul is always developing, its urban lifestyle and housing environment are also changing dramatically. Now, people live in high-rise residential buildings and digitalized homes. So, it is not
Have you ever heard of Kangfull? He is a famous cartoonist, especially in the field of webtoons. Kangfull is the first generation of webtoon artists and since his webtoons have become popular, the num
There was a man who lived most of his life in war. He left many masterpieces depicting the cruelty and violence of war. His tool to show war’s truth was a ‘Camera.’ Many people call him a brave war correspondent, but he was actually really afraid of war. Also, he was a great humanitarian known in modern society for his war correspondence. His name is Robert Capa. The year of 2013 marks the centenary year of his birth. Also, it is the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by truce. Now, let’s look at the nearest war to us through Capa’s eye.
Because today many movies are made three-dimensional (3D), you may have watched 3D movies at least once with special glasses.What did you feel when you watched it? Didn’t the image pop up from the screen and approach to you?Then, you have experienced the 3D art already. However, there are many artists, include Benja Harney, who make 2D to 3D by using paper.They make flat paper to be pop-up art. Aren’t you curious what the paper pop up art is?Don’t you wonder what 3D papers look like? Then, let’s look at what kinds of art crafts are exhibited.
When we were young, things such as sand, mirrors, and paper, became our toys. However, as we get aged, we tend to struggle with what we can play with. To our life that got tedious, art toys present colors to our gray life. Michael Lau, who is one of the founders of Art Toys, set up an exhibition—”ARTOY since michael lau” in Korea. He hopes to broaden up our minds and save us from boredom. He shouts at us loud with his art toys: Can we open up your brain!
“With eyes of kids, everything looks new and fresh. It is easy to look things with a unique view. So the feeling and experiences make me to think differently,” film director, film producer, writer and artist ‘Tim Burton’ said. From November 2009, his first exhibition “Tim Burton” was held in Museum of Modern Art in New York. This exhibition fascinated 800,000 audiences, and it ranked third most visited exhibition in the world. And “Tim Burton” in Seoul Museum of Art is the first in Asia and will be the last world widely.
“I decided not to be discouraged and sentimental neglecting works alone. Eating strawberries in spring is part of life, but that lasts only a few days, and most of the months are grey and gloomy. But in that gloom one can learn something new,” wrote Vincent van Gogh on December 21st, 1881 in a letter to Theo van Gogh (his younger brother).
As people living in the twenty-first century, we often wonder what the ideal relationship is between past and present. About this question, maybe nine out of ten would answer that past and present should be in harmony. And just as if another question is waiting for the answer, this new question follows right behind your answer, “Then how can we make harmony between them?” Now, how can you answer it? Maybe no one can give a perfectly right answer, because it is not a problem of facts but of values. However, we need to think and should have our own thoughts. “How can the past and present be in harmony?”
We members of the society are on an impossible mission. In a period of time where people are identical to one another as if printed out by a machine, originality is crucial. Thus, we stand on the edge of the cliff, not being able to go backwards onto the safe side and remain on the same as everyone else, but also not being able to take another step forward and go beyond ‘different,’ strange. Everyone wants to be different, but no one wants to be strange. However, here are two exhibitions that specifically require a strange mind and perspective in order to be able to fully appreciate its works: the Fun Museum and the Rolling Ball Museum.
A special exhibition, BRAIN: Inside of Me, is being shown at the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Jongno, Seoul. This exhibition aims to unravel the mystery of artists’ creativity hidden between art and brain. What do you think about this creative exhibition which classifies a scientific henomenon and shares the results with the public, not just hanging up works of art as usual? Is there anyone who has wondered the mystery of how brains work on creating art? Here is an amazing exhibition to get the answers. This show is intended to analyze artists’ artwork by shedding light on how the arts arena is linked to cognitive models. In order to make it, a total of 14 participating artists’ brains were analyzed according to the classification of certain types through the use of MSC brain aptitude tests made by MSC Brain Consulting Group, Inc. The types of brain are divided into four, complete right brain, strong right brain, right brain with character of left brain and, right and left brain.
Most people find it difficult to appreciate art. Going to a museum is not a normal going out. Seeing paintings and talking about your own feeling seems to be a hard work. Think about the situation whe