In the National Museum of South Korea, "Haegeumgang Theme Museum", the third international exhibition dedicated to the preservation of the environment called "The Earth I Love" was opened on September 3rd. This exhibition gathered artists from 22 countries. Croatian representative was Dubrovnik painter and captain Stjepko Mamic with his painting ‘’Spring Flowers’’ (‘’The first Flower’’). Like all the works of art presented at this international exhibition, this was also inspired by the poetry of the Japanese poet Taro Aizu. In Mamic's case, the image with the motif of flowers was inspired by the poem "Spring: First Flowers".
Aizu's poems are dedicated to the restoration of life in ecologically destroyed Fukushima. It took a long time for the flowers and trees to re-emerge, like in Mamic’s painting that will remain in the holdings of National Museums of South Korea after the closing of the exhibition.
It’s interesting to know that one of the Mamic’s paintings is already a part of South Korea holdings – Nocturno. Thanks to this, Mamic has become a member of ICAF (International Culture and Arts Federation of Korea) in 2016.
The exhibition "The Earth I Love" at Haegeumgang Theme Museum and Yukyung Art Museum will be opened until October 22nd, and then can be seen at the Hwain Gallery in Yeosu City from October 26th to November 8th.
After these exhibitions, Mamic will join exhibitions as part of the new International Gogyoshi Art Project in Hanum and Seoul from October 2017 to January 2018. At the same time, Mamic exhibits at the Rosso Cinabro Roman Gallery at the September Contemporary exhibition from September 14th to 30th.