[October 18, 2015 The Nuremberg Diary (A Father and Son Project)
Haejun Jo has lived in Nuremberg between 2009 and 2011. He has gathered his observations and experiences, especially stories connected to Albrecht Dürer, and has written them down in the form of dialogues. These he sent to his father Donghwan Jo in Korea who translated them into a pictorial version.
The Nuremberg Diary – showcase (MePri-Collection)
My friend Taeyoon. Taeyoon was nine years younger than me and I am his grateful friend who shares the room with him.
Our nice way home. On our way home it suddenly started to rain and so we could´nt go back directly. We took a rest in the city with a cup of tea and talked about art. When it stopped raining I proposed to go another route than the usual one. Taeyoon led
The statue of Albrecht Dürer. The statue is at the bottom of a small hill. This hill is situated on the way to Dürer´s house.
Dürer´s loo. Taeyoon Kim, who lived in the city, had visited Dürer´s house. What particulary caught his eye was the toilet, which was located right next to the kitchen. The ancient houses had their toilets typically not in the interior of the house. Dürer
Dürer´s motivation to attend school. Dürer became acquainted with the coeval son of a wealthy family in the neighborhood. When they came closer Dürer visited his friend in his home. On this occasion he entered the library and admired the incrediblee amoun
Dürer´s childhood. His father was a goldsmith. He had a workshop for jewelry in Nuremberg and thus earned his money. To visit a school was inconceivable for families of his class. School attendance in those times was was reserved for wealthy families.
Albrecht Dürer. He is the pioneer of Renaissance painting and was the first artist who signed his works. He is the painter of the famous “Praying Hands”. When the first accounts of rhinos then came to Europe, he painted one only on he base of rumours and
Heading for Samrye Market to buy a hare. On 1. 11. 2010 I got the message that my eldest daughter, who lived in Seoul, suffered from fatigue and exhaustion. My wife asked me to accompany her to Samrye Market. I drove the car. My wife´s friend, she was sit
A hare, which one can cook at home together with herbs is about 40000 Won. The seller of the rabbit shop dipped the head of the hare in an iron vessel filled with water that was waiting in the store and throttled him. It went very quickly.
To get an extract of haremedicine for my daughter we had to make a woodfire on the roof. The process of making took a whole day. “Don´t throw so much wood in the fire.”
After the successful production the haremedicin was sent to my daughter vial mail. Shortly after I received the dialog-drawing doument of Haejun. I wondered how I could manage to draw the skeleton of the skinny hare. My wife suggested to select the rema
Dürer´s watercolor (1952)
The hare, after Dürer, 1984. I drew on the base of the dialoguescript of my son Haejun, saying: In the work “a wilde hare” from the year 1502, on a bronze background the threedimensional figure of a big wilde hare is to be seen.
I sorted the bones of the hare, which still clung to the meat. They were left over from the production of the hare medicine.
I removed the meat on the hare bones using a plastic spatula. Then I put the bones in soda lye. Thus all the remnants were completely replaced.
The skull of the hare. Out of the remains, from which my wife had made the hare medicine of my daughter, I collected and selected the bones, put them togehter, took them for a pattern and drew it.
I went to the old bookshop and asked if they have an illustrated book on harebones, but none such exited. Sell and resell old books.
After the selection and putting together of those bones, which remained from the making of the haremedicine I came to the conclusion that some of them must be missing. It was extraordinary difficult to reconstruct the spine and the footbones. Therefor i t
After the drying of the harebones I tried to put them together. I knew not extactly how to reconstruct the spine. It also seemded funny to me that only four ribs were to be found. I put them together roughly, but this was not professional. Two weeks afte
The thin harebones in original size. In the mouth he has a bar and wobbles like a noodle. (A part of the sculpture is a hommage to Dürer´s hare.)
Haejun and my daughter- in- law Kyungsu visit the industrial trade fair in Nuremberg.. They saw a small American landrover, which was built in 1943. They reported it to me. I imagined this scene and drew it. The day of sightseeing.
A dream in the night of New Years Eve. New year´s day in the moon calendar. All the best. From Eunsang and Engshin from Seoul, Haegun from Vancouver in Canada and from Haejun from Frankfurt in Germany.