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Monumental Artworks Produced

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The Mansudae Art Studio has produced lots of masterpieces of the times.

The Chollima Statue was built in April 1961 and awarded the People’s Prize.

It symbolizes the great Chollima era and Chollima Korea that created the Chollima speed in socialist construction.

The Grand Monument on Mansu Hill is the greatest masterpiece the art studio created in the 1970s.

It was unveiled in 1972 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and had the statue of the President at the centre with large flag-shaped towers carved with sculptural groups standing on both sides of the statue to represent the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and socialist revolution and construction. Behind the statue, a mural of Mt Paektu was represented on the façade of the Korean Revolution Museum.

In April 2012, the statue of Chairman Kim Jong Il was erected on Mansu Hill together with the statue of President Kim Il Sung.

In the 1970s, the studio made rapid progress in the development of Korean painting to create such masterpieces as landscape The Evening Glow over Kangson depicting a glimpse of socialist construction.

In the 1980s, its artists made a significant contribution to the erection of the Tower of the Juche Idea, Arch of Triumph and Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt Taesong and developed Korean jewel painting, a new type of art.

The Kumsusan Memorial Palace was built in the mid-1990s as the model of implementation of the cause of immortalizing the leader.

In the new century, the art studio not only contributed to building monumental structures of lasting value but also produced a lot of masterpieces such as oil painting East Sea in the Morning.

The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun that opened in 2012 is associated with the noblest loyalty to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il of all the artists of the studio.

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