By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea
a panoramic view of the National Museum of Korea (18 X 29.6cm)
the museum and a Korean traditional pavilion reflected in the water (21 x 29.6cm)
entrance plaza in front of the Exhibition Hall (21 x 29.6cm)
Great Hall on the 1st floor (21 x 29.6cm)
a scenery inside the museum (21 x 29.6cm)
Ten-Story Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site (21 x 29.6cm)
statue of the Buddha named 'Pensive Bodhisattva.' (21 x 29.6cm)
(pen and watercolor)
The National Museum of Korea is located about 1.5 km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era. The architectural style harmoniously blends traditional and contemporary styles. It was built to house more than 140,000 national relics and artifacts, and also to serve as a complex cultural facility with a sculpture garden, open plaza and outdoor exhibition area. Also, artificial falls, streams, and green fields have been cultivated to create a beautifully landscaped space for visitors.
Last Saturday, in celebration of the 46th World Wide SketchCrawl, we Seoul usk members met at this magnificent museum and had a good sketch time. There were so many sketching objects that I couldn't help drawing busily in and out of the museum despite the cold wind. Nevertheless, it was informative and very interesting work to me.