이중섭 화가의 그림에 대한 개인적 소견을 적은 글
3. A cow and Child
4. Family Leaving Form the Home
5. Fighting Cock
Jung-sup Lee tried to eagerly to express his spiritual emotion in art in the deteriorated circumstance of the Korean War and Japanese invasion, which is an unforgettable tragic history of the Korean citizens. I thought that some of the Korean artists would like to achieve their goal for the purpose of amusement, adhering to use art for art’s sake, while he desired to reflect the national sentiment in his painting, having a conscience that shares the pain and depression that most Korean people felt under the Japanese government. His patriotic spirit was an influence on his work of art as being against the absurd Japanese policies. It is thought that he would never forget the Korean language because of his original Korean name, which is forced by Japanese ruler to be changed to Japanese name, but all of his paintings are signed with his original Korean symbolize mark. Such a restraint would rather stimulate his patriotism and affect his main master pieces.
Also, after he got married to a Japanese woman, he came back to Korea. Unfortunately, Korean War broke out, his house was destroyed and his wife got disease. Eventually, his wife couldn’t put up with the difficulty of living and decided to go back to Japan with his children. Thus, he missed his family and was dealing with topics such as family and children .
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