Great Leader or Young Leader?
"Kim Jong Un in Europe (or Kim Il Sung in Jilin?)," readers the caption to the "picture of what could have been the first painting of Kim Jong Un" discussed by Rüdiger Frank — Harbinger or Hoax: The First Painting of Kim Jung Un? Some speculation:
- The painting shows a young Korean man standing at a lake (or a river) in what could be Europe, with a large Gothic cathedral in the background. He stares into the direction of the rising sun -- east, where his home country is located. Or is it west, where the sun sets? His face shows a mix of sadness and resolve. His cap is almost identical to the one worn by Kim Il Sung at that age in paintings and photographs. The suit is of the style that was worn by Kim Il Sung and others during the colonial period (1910 to 1945) and thereafter. At first, most experts (including myself) thought: This is Kim Jong Un in Switzerland. Or is it another Kim Il Sung painting?
[link via ROK Drop]