2012년 6월 18일 월요일

sketches at Son gi-jeong Memorial Park, Malli-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul


entrance of the Memorial Hall under remodeling, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
construction field around the Memorial Hall, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Statue of Son gi-jeong, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Statue - running with all his might, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Pin Oak tree was planted in memory of Son, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
old fashioned Yangchung High School buildings with a history, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Son gi-jeong Cultural Sports Center with creepered bricks, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
playing soccer at the lawn ground inside the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
control office viewed from the Gate of Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 
control office of the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
neighbouring village viewed from the hill inside the park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
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This Memorial Park was prepared in memory of Son gi-jeong (1914 -2002) who was the gold medalist in 11th Berlin olympic marathons establishing a new world record on 1936. Therefore Son gi-jeong became the first gold medal-winning Korean Olympian, so he continued to have his pride as a Korean until his last days.
He was born in Sinuiju, and was educated at Yangchung High School with a history of 100 years in Seoul. Some time ago the school was relocated to Yahgchon-gu, and the site was transformed into Son gi-jeong Memorial Park. Recently, before the 100th anniversary of his birth, Son's Memorial Hall building with red bricks is under remodeling for better than ever.
Last Saturday I visited the Memorial Park with our USK Seoul sketchers. While sketching, I looked back upon the history of 1930s and his outstanding achievement in enhancing the national prestige.

댓글 2개:

Sue Pownall :

Beautiful sketches, especially the ones in the park.

Do they still have bamboo poles for construction?

Lee Yong Hwan :

Thanks. It's worthwhile to sketch on the site with a history. In my sketches scaffolding is composed of steel tubes. I sketched with freehand immediately, it maybe looks like elastic tubes such as bamboo poles.