May 18, 2024
KCNA Naenara (En)

Instrumental Music and Sand Drawing

Date: 17/04/2024 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The Fifth National Conference of Mothers was held in the capital city of Pyongyang in December last year and a performance was given for its participants, in which an instrumental music and sand drawing “Thought of Mother” was highly acclaimed by the audience.

The drawing vividly depicted in nine minutes the life of a mother who had given birth to five children and brought them up to be a smelter, farmer and scientist, before she was awarded the Communist Mother Honour Prize at the conference in recognition of her merits. It was created by young artists of the sand picture section of the Mansudae Art Studio.

Sand drawing accompanied by instrumental music is a form of Korean-style theatrical art in which an artist casts a fistful of sand on a backlit glass to draw various pictures swiftly to the tune of music pieces. It is projected on the stage screen with the help of a camera.

An oil painting, Korean painting, sculpture, handicraft and other art works can be said to represent still objects alone that have already been made, but sand picture, an animation.

Sand drawing, which began to be created in our country from the 2010s, made its debut in a music and dance performance staged by the Mansudae Art Troupe in April 2011. At the event sand drawing “They will tell about the soldier’s love” won the accolade from the audience. Since then, many works have been staged up to now.

A sand drawing can be depicted by one or two or several artists at the same time.

“Pyongyang Is Best” was given at the grand celebration performance in April 2012. Four artists presented various three-dimensional scenes, including newly-built Changjon Street, Taehongdan Plain, prototype machine tools, Kaeson Youth Park, an ostrich farm and others, to the melody of a grand orchestra, vividly portraying the thematic and ideological content of the piece of work.

In sand drawing, a scene is depicted, and then erased or cut out to depict another form or scene, and that process arouses curiosity and mystery of the audience which cannot be compared to the appreciation of other art works.

Sand drawing, which requires the artist to show the morphological features of an object with a single hand movement in a short time, can express sometimes a mysterious feeling that ordinary artists cannot describe with brushwork at a stroke.

Our creators have introduced colour sand into the creation to meet modern aesthetic tastes only to give a stronger sense of reality to the audience.

To cite an example. “We Are the Happiest in the World” created in 2022 depicts children drawing the national flag.

Our sand drawings contribute to the people’s cognitive education as they show in an exciting and interesting way the process of producing a work with a certain storyline, rather than displaying sentimental dexterity or skills. They truthfully reflect ideological feelings of our people, thus leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

We are pooling our wisdom and passion with a desire to create fresher and better works which will bring pleasure to the people.

Kim Kyu Gwon, Merited Artist of the Mansudae Art Studio

More From Naenara (En)

New Screening Technique Developed

New Screening Technique Developed

The Okryu Health Products Manufactory has developed a technique of shielding electromagnetic waves harmful to the human body.

May 17, 2024

The Okryu Health Products Manufactory has developed a technique of shielding electromagnetic waves harmful to the human body.

National Industrial Design Exhibition Closes

National Industrial Design Exhibition Closes

The national industrial design exhibition in celebration of April 15 came to a close. During the exhibition the participants

May 17, 2024

The national industrial design exhibition in celebration of April 15 came to a close. During the exhibition the participants

Songyo Mushroom Farm

Songyo Mushroom Farm

The Songyo Mushroom Farm in Songyo District, Pyongyang, was inaugurated in February 2014. Every year it produces different species

May 17, 2024

The Songyo Mushroom Farm in Songyo District, Pyongyang, was inaugurated in February 2014. Every year it produces different species

Agricultural Workers Move into New Houses in Yonan County

Agricultural Workers Move into New Houses in Yonan County

Amid the ever-changing appearance of the rural areas under the grandiose plan for the rural development in the new era, the dream

May 17, 2024

Amid the ever-changing appearance of the rural areas under the grandiose plan for the rural development in the new era, the dream

AFC Grassroots Football Day Marked in DPRK

AFC Grassroots Football Day Marked in DPRK

An event was held at the East Pyongyang Stadium in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on

May 17, 2024

An event was held at the East Pyongyang Stadium in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on

Lake Chon Caldera of Mt Paektu

Lake Chon Caldera of Mt Paektu

Lake Chon is a caldera lake which was formed by inward collapse of landforms of Mt Paektu volcanic body and then filled with water

May 17, 2024

Lake Chon is a caldera lake which was formed by inward collapse of landforms of Mt Paektu volcanic body and then filled with water

Agricultural Workers Move into New Houses in Pyongyang

Agricultural Workers Move into New Houses in Pyongyang

Agricultural workers of the Songgum Livestock Farm of the Pyongyang Municipal Rural Economy Committee are full of joy of having

May 16, 2024

Agricultural workers of the Songgum Livestock Farm of the Pyongyang Municipal Rural Economy Committee are full of joy of having

Farmers Move into New House in Anak County

Farmers Move into New House in Anak County

Wonderful villages have appeared at the Kulsan Farm in Anak County, South Hwanghae Province of the Democratic People’s Republic

May 16, 2024

Wonderful villages have appeared at the Kulsan Farm in Anak County, South Hwanghae Province of the Democratic People’s Republic

Natural Monument—Occidental Plane at Wonsan

Natural Monument—Occidental Plane at Wonsan

Occidental plane grows in front of the building of Wonsan University of Agriculture.The tree was planted around 1890.It is 24 metr

May 16, 2024

Occidental plane grows in front of the building of Wonsan University of Agriculture.The tree was planted around 1890.It is 24 metr

A Large-scale Greenhouse Farm Tells

A Large-scale Greenhouse Farm Tells

The following happened when large greenhouse farms were being built in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. One October

May 16, 2024

The following happened when large greenhouse farms were being built in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. One October

A Hospital’s Name Tells

A Hospital’s Name Tells

One October day in Juche 102 (2013), the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the construction site of children’s hospital nearin

May 15, 2024

One October day in Juche 102 (2013), the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the construction site of children’s hospital nearin

Geo-sections in Mt Paektu Area

Geo-sections in Mt Paektu Area

In the area of Mt Paektu there are various geo-sections showing the bed succession of ejecta. Typical of them are the geo-sections

May 15, 2024

In the area of Mt Paektu there are various geo-sections showing the bed succession of ejecta. Typical of them are the geo-sections

Violin and Paek Ko San

Violin and Paek Ko San

Paek Ko San (May 27, 1930-November 27, 1997) is one of the most distinguished musicians who made a tangible contribution to the

May 15, 2024

Paek Ko San (May 27, 1930-November 27, 1997) is one of the most distinguished musicians who made a tangible contribution to the

DPRK Delegation Leaves for Russia

DPRK Delegation Leaves for Russia

A delegation of the State Commission of Science and Technology of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea headed by Chairman

May 15, 2024

A delegation of the State Commission of Science and Technology of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea headed by Chairman

Building of Raw Material Bases in Full Swing

Building of Raw Material Bases in Full Swing

Dynamic efforts are being made across the country to build raw material bases for sustainable development of local industries.

May 15, 2024

Dynamic efforts are being made across the country to build raw material bases for sustainable development of local industries.

Agricultural Sci-tech Service Program Updated

Agricultural Sci-tech Service Program Updated

The agricultural sci-tech service program “Hwanggum Yolmae” (Golden Fruit) developed by the agricultural informatization

May 14, 2024

The agricultural sci-tech service program “Hwanggum Yolmae” (Golden Fruit) developed by the agricultural informatization

Educator Carves Her Niche in Teacher Training Sector

Educator Carves Her Niche in Teacher Training Sector

Han Jong Hwa, dean of the environmental science faculty at Sariwon Ri Kye Sun University of Education, has devoted herself to

May 14, 2024

Han Jong Hwa, dean of the environmental science faculty at Sariwon Ri Kye Sun University of Education, has devoted herself to

More Articles