Kim Su Chol and His Painting Pyongyang in the 19th Century

Kim Su Chol, a typical painter of realistic tendency active in the 19th century, was good at painting landscapes, flowers, grass, etc.

Typical of his works are A Farmhouse Surrounded by Prunus Mume, A Pine Grove, Waterfalls, Jangan Temple and Kuryong Pool.

In particular, the painter gave full play to his skills in drawing Pyongyang in the 19th Century as his masterpiece.

The painting vividly depicts in the style of a bird’s-eye view the panoramic view of old Pyongyang, the capital of Ancient Joson, founder state of the Korean nation, which was prosperous for over 1 300 years since it was built to be a capital city of Koguryo in the 6th century.