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The battlefront is just in front of us

Chosun Painting in North Korea

Suh Sung-rok

LEE SANG-MOON, KIM JUNG-TAE, The Battlefront is Just in Front of Us, 1975, 189 x 290 cm. Collection Chosun Art Museum, Pyung-yang.

Paintings that depict stories from the life of the past leader Kim II-sung, of which this painting is an example, are called chuje art and are highly esteemed. The scene depicts "the leader dedicated to leading the forces forward to liberate the Korean people", but he is stopped by a female traffic patroller who…

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