Duryu Park is the biggest park in Daegu, the third largest city in Korea, after the capital Seoul and Busan.
In the park there are wooded hills and a small lake with various lotus flowers. There are also playgrounds, a swimming pool, a beautiful Buddhist temple, a theater, and a cultural center with large exhibition halls.
Today we went there to take a walk and entered the cultural center where traditional Korean paintings and works of calligraphy were exhibited. They showed only one color, black made of black ink, muk.
Just as you can solve a complicated math problem by means of the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), so it is possible to create a beautiful painting using only one color. The good result depends on the mind and soul of the person that does the work.
You don’t need to be an art critic to understand a painting. The works of art talk to your heart and also convey the spirit of the author.
An old Sicilian proverb says Gaddina ca camina torna cca vozza china (The hen that goes around comes back home with her crop full of food). It is true. Traveling across the world, I will return home with my heart and soul full of new experience and discoveries!
Ettore Grillo author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily (English version)
– A Hidden Sicilian History (English version)
– The Vibrations of Words (English version)
– Travels of the Mind (English version)
– Una Storia Siciliana Nascosta (versione in lingua italiana)
– Viaggi della Mente (versione in lingua italiana)