May 16, 2022

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Art of the unseen: Pulling back the curtain on North Korean art

Many critics look at North Korean art, especially portraits of Kim Il Sung surrounded by adoring children in idyllic village scenes, and dismiss it as mere propaganda.

B.G. Muhn looks at the same work and marvels at the level of detail found in facial expressions and the delicate brush strokes that capture creases on pant legs.