A national art exhibition is now running on after being opened at the Okryu Exhibition Hall on the banks of the picturesque Taedong River in Pyongyang to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s work On Fine Art.
Not only fine art experts and fans, but also working and other young people visit it in succession.
In his classic work On Fine Art, which was published on October 16 1991, Chairman Kim Jong Il generalized and systematized the idea of building the Juche-oriented fine art, theory of representation and method of creating fine art in an integral way.
The fine art of the DPRK has made great progress since the publication of the immortal work.
On display at the venue of the exhibition are lots of excellent works showcasing the development aspect of the Korean-style fine art.
Korean jewel painting “Saying it is nice to have originated jewel painting” and Korean painting “To make Korean painting ‘The evening glow over Kangson’ a masterpiece of the times” which are hanging at the centre of the venue depict the undying exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il for the development of Juche fine art with refined techniques and unique portrayal.
“Lots of masterpieces which correctly reflect the aspirations of the times and the people’s demands and win favour of the people have been created under the meticulous care of the Chairman. His immortal classic work made it possible for the Korean painting to enter the road of development,” says Hong Song Gwan, People’s Artist at the Mansudae Art Studio.
“People say that I have unusual talent. However, what little success I have made as an artist of a new generation is the outcome of my steady efforts to do as the Chairman taught in the work, I think,” said 27-year-old Ri Ju Song of the North Hamgyong provincial art studio.
Eye-catchers also include Korean paintings “Blizzards of Mt Paektu”, “Bugle call of 7th Regiment”, “An echo of a new Korea” and “My song in the trench” and oil paintings “Winter in 1938”, “The Hwanghae iron and steel works springing up on debris” and “Daughters of the Workers’ Party of Korea” which are characterized by rich portrayal and refined brushwork.
Other works based on realities also deeply impress visitors as they show in a variety of themes and vivid details the looks of the Korean people who are advancing vigorously towards a new victory overcoming manifold difficulties and trials.