Posts tagged “art

Kim Jong II 12-17-11

A photo collection of Kim Jong-il in art from my Aug. 2011 North Korea trip.

Kim Jong-il

Pyongyang scene with Kim Jong-il.

North Korean Diorama

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung give on the spot bridge building guidance. Diorama from the Pyongyang Railway Museum.

North Korean Diorama

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung give on the spot bridge building guidance. Diorama from the Pyongyang Railway Museum.

Kim Jong Il Looking at Things

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung looking at Things.

Kim Jong Il and Kim II Sung

Baby Kim Jong-il and the cabin where he was born at the sacred Mt. Baekdu San – although he was really born in Russia.

Little Kim Jong-il in Battle

Baby Kim Jong-il gives “on the spot” battle guidance.

Kim Jong-il Painting

Kim Jong-il – I’m not sure what this painting is about.

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung

Kim Jong-il in a Pyongyang street painting.

Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung in a Pyongyang Railway Museum mural.

Kim Jong-il

The ‘Dear Leader’

Kim Jong-il

Neil Strauss, Jordan Harbinger, and Ingrid De La O with Kim Jong-il.

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung

Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung at the Mt. Myohyang hotel.


Bus Conductor Woodcut North Korea

A great socialist realist piece. By Yong Sun, woodcut print. The side of the bus states, “My country is best.” – Ray Cunningham

Bus Conductor Woodcut North Korea

Photo by Ray Cunningham


North Korean Mass Human Mosaics

I introduced the mass human mosaics of the North Korean Arirang Mass Games in my last post.   Just adding a few more photos of these incredible mass flip book images.

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

“Great Leader” Kim Il-sung

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Mass Flip Card Mosaic Guns
Get your guns!

Arirang Mass Games - Mass Flip Card

Arirang Mass Games - Mass Flip Card

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Proof that North Korea is a fun place!

Arirang Mass Games - Mass Flip Card

All pictures above are from the Aug. 27th 2011 Arirang Mass Games at the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.


Arirang Mass Games Taekwondo

30,000 school children in perfect unison use personalized flip books to create the mass human mosaics of the Taekwondo arts pictured below.  These gigantic pictures displaying Korean cultural heritage and martial prowess are created by thousands of human pixels in what is the greatest performance spectacle in the world today – eat your heart out Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.    The pictures below represent just a small selection of human mosaic art from the mass flip book performances of the North Korean Arirang Mass Games.

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

With flip book mosaics being shown in the stands, men on the stadium field perform Taekwondo moves.

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

Arirang Mass Games - North Korea

All pictures above are from the Aug. 27th 2011 Arirang Mass Games at the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea.  For more information please read the description of the Mass Games by Eric Lafforgue.