Veteran Artists of Songhwa Art Studio

Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) — The Songhwa Art Studio of the DPRK has created many art works to suit modern aesthetic sense.

Korean paintings, oil paintings and sculptures which were displayed at the exhibition of the Songhwa Art Studio held on the occasion of the Day of the Sun (April 15) this year were highly appreciated by the local and foreign visitors for their refined drawing art and marked individuality.

Typical of them were the Korean painting “Waves of Songho”, which describes the thrilling reality of the times in a single-stroke technique, and the oil painting “Even in Gun Smoke”, which was drawn by making an effective use of oil painting technique in accordance with the emotion of the Korean people.

Art works of various themes including Korean paintings “Apricot Tree Village” and “Assistance to Countryside” are all masterpieces. They vividly mirror the appearance of the countryside which is turning into socialist fairyland and the life of the working people who are striving to build a great prosperous powerful nation.

The art studio is made up of many veteran artists. Some of them are honored with the Kim Il Sung Prize and the title of People’s Artist, professor and doctor.

Their average age is 70.

Though advanced, they are engaged in creating art works with youthful ardor and energy, calling at various places of the country to reflect the seething reality in their works.

The Korean painting “Aged Tree Opening Flowers” shows the happiness and pride of veteran artists.

Over the last decade they have created thousands of art pieces, many of which were registered as ones of national treasure.

And exhibitions of art works held abroad on more than ten occasions demonstrated the development of the Korean art.

Art works created by the aged artists find their way to Asian and European countries.

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