Nude Woman

Portraying nude figure is a tradition in Western art to express the ideal beauty and qualities of a human. It was first widely observed in Ancient Greek art, and then returned again during the Renaissance period. Conservative by culture, unclothed figures are not common in Eastern countries. This painting boldly reflects Kim Il Tae’s western…

Horse

In traditional Chinese culture, horses have always been regarded as an auspicious symbol. Kim Il Tae has painted the golden horses’ elegant temperament, liveliness and high spiritedness in such a realistic and delicate way that highlighted the horse’s noble character. In Chinese, there is a saying “一马当先” that means taking the lead; Signifying victory, flourishing…

Roses

“I drew a lot of roses; I drew roses to express love. In our social conditions, it is now a reality for many to accept and throw aside love all too easily. I portray roses in my art pieces so that young people can think about love, self-examine themselves and gain knowledge about loving others,…

Mother’s Love

“The warmest and most moving love that makes us burst into tears would be the love from our mothers, who gave us birth. Therefore, I created many pieces of our devoted mothers with boundless love.” – Kim Il Tae Artist’s mother was his biggest inspiration and greatest strength of support throughout hisartist career. Even when…

Sunflower

Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers that always mirror the sun, the source of life. They are bright, cheery, and exudes a warm and inviting appearance. Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1,000 B.C., and were cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. As the European started exploration of the New World, so did…

Sacred Faith

Faith provides comfort to all life. As a philosophical category, religion brings the pursuit of purpose and meaning for life. It represents the person’s ultimate desire. It gives people the sacred goal and guidance of re action, transcendence, shapen, improves and realize themselves, thus providing the foundation for emotions, intentions, aspirations, and actions for a…

Praying Hand

Religion and spirituality are both matters that have always been close to humanity’s heart. Regardless of a person’s belief, most humans accept that there is an energy or source that is greater than ourselves. Some would call it God; some would call it the ultimate source creator. Putting our hands together is a form of…