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2013.10.04 Fri. – Arts & Entertainment 2013.10.04 금 – 문화 예술

2013.10.04 Fri. – Arts & Entertainment 2013.10.04 금 – 문화 예술


And now it’s time for our final Arts & Entertainment
segment of the week with our very own Lee Tae Ho live in studio with us. Good afternoon,
Tae Ho. Good afternoon, Conn-young. So the weekend is coming up and I hear you’ll
be telling us about an amazing exhibition that you went to? I do I heard that the works of Picasso were
flown into town and so I had to check it out for myself, but it wasn’t the kind of Picasso
exhibition that many of us may be familiar with. The Seoul Arts Center is home to some of the
most amazing cultural works in all of Korea, and starting this week it is home to some
200 pieces of artwork from Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. His paintings are among the most renowned
and expensive works of art in the world. His “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for
106.5 million U.S. dollars in 2010 at an auction that took a mere 8 minutes, and his work “Boy
with a Pipe” sold for 104.3 million U.S. dollars in 2004. He was a legendary artist — there’s no doubt
about it — but who was he really, as a person? Well, one thing is for sure — he was very
passionate about his work. Most of us know Picasso as a famous painter,
but he was a man of many talents. In addition to his paintings, he created sculptures,
ceramics and engravings. And now, we here in Seoul are privileged to
be able to experience these masterpieces at the exhibition “Picasso de Malaga, Picasso
Absoluto.” I had a wonderful chance to speak with the
exhibition manager, who told me what differentiates this exhibit from past exhibitions about the
legendary artist. “Many of Picasso’s works from his Cubist period
have been shown, but the biggest difference with this exhibition is that many of his hand-drawn
illustrations have been included, as well as the original books in which they were published.
In addition, this exhibition also features photos of Picasso’s later years that help
us to better understand those works.” The exhibition is split into four sections,
and the first was about the inspirational women in Picasso’s life. “The piece behind me is of Jacqueline Roque,
often regarded as one of Picasso’s most powerful sources of inspiration.” The second section featured Picasso’s works
about human nature. Section three, which shows Picasso’s still
lifes and fauna, is where I started to see works that are not generally associated with
Picasso. I was not alone in noticing the differences
between the art works shown in this exhibition and the artist’s more widely known works: “We can see Picasso’s works in the media or
in books, but to see some of the works by him that aren’t often seen, collected and
presented in this manner, was a great opportunity. “We can see his works reflect his ability
to see the world as only he could and that he doesn’t have the perception of an ordinary
person. We only see what we see, but what amazing people see is truly amazing. “One person’s face seems like the face of
two people, and the person may seem to be looking forward, while also appearing to be
looking sideways as well.” The latter portion of the exhibition is filled
with sculptures and ceramics that were also a large part of his artistry. Among the 226 pieces of artwork on display,
there were also many illustrations, sketches and drawings. But it was the fourth section of the exhibition
that was the most interesting for me. It consisted of photos of Picasso himself.
It shows who he was as a person and how he spent his time outside of the studio. Through the pictures, some of which were shot
by his wife Jacqueline Roque, we see the kind of life he had. The rest of the exhibit shows off some of
his most exquisite works from his later years, beyond Cubism. But this is more than just an art exhibition;
it had the feel of a story unfolding through the artwork about the life of the man, the
myth, the legend, Pablo Picasso, the artist. What a great exhibition and a wonderful way
to present the works of Picasso. It is and it was truly a unique experience
because there were so many of his works presented as the story of his life. I came away feeling
that I had met the legend himself through his works. It seemed like there was so much see Yes there was, and that’s because, at 226
pieces, this is actually the largest number of works that the Picasso Foundation in Malaga,
Spain, has ever lent out for an exhibition. And you mentioned the photos — I’m sure those
are pictures that are not often seen as well. They really are, and when you see the photos
and how he spent this period of his life, you better understand the security and the
consistency found in his later works of art. Well, thank you, Tae Ho. This exhibition seems
like a wonderful way to spend a weekend afternoon with the family It sure does. You’re very welcome and I’ll
see you on Monday

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