Best of Korean Art 한국

"Oh that I might capture the essence of this deep midwinter night, And fold it softly into the waft of a spring-moon quilt, Then fondly uncoil it the night my beloved returns." - Hwang Chin-i (1522-1565)
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Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.

Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.

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Yi Myeong-Gi | (Mid 18th - Early 19th Century) Portrait of O Jae-Sun | Joseon Dynasty, Late 18th - Early 19th Century | Colors on Silk

Yi Myeong-Gi | (Mid 18th - Early 19th Century) Portrait of O Jae-Sun | Joseon Dynasty, Late 18th - Early 19th Century | Colors on Silk

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[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] Album of Genre Paintings by Danwon (Kim Hong-do)
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[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] Album of Genre Paintings by Danwon (Kim Hong-do)

[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] Album of Genre Paintings by Danwon (Kim Hong-do)

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Lovers under the moon  (월하정인 月下情人). Wolha jeongin, from Hyewon pungsokdo drawn by Shin Yun-bok, or Hyewon. It is stored at Gansong Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea.	circa 1805

Lovers under the moon (월하정인 月下情人). Wolha jeongin, from Hyewon pungsokdo drawn by Shin Yun-bok, or Hyewon. It is stored at Gansong Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea. circa 1805

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Portrait of a Beauty  (미인도 美人圖). a giseng by Shin Yoon-bok.

Portrait of a Beauty (미인도 美人圖). a giseng by Shin Yoon-bok.

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The Crown Prince and Documentary Paintings During the Choson Dynasty

The Crown Prince and Documentary Paintings During the Choson Dynasty

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Yun Du-seo: self-portrait (circa 1710).  Yun Du-seo was a Korean painter, poet, composer, and scholar who argued for the modernization of Confucianism through the dialogue with Western ideas. This self-portrait is one the first Western-style portraits painted in Korea, and is often referred to as a masterpiece of Korean art.

Yun Du-seo: self-portrait (circa 1710). Yun Du-seo was a Korean painter, poet, composer, and scholar who argued for the modernization of Confucianism through the dialogue with Western ideas. This self-portrait is one the first Western-style portraits painted in Korea, and is often referred to as a masterpiece of Korean art.

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[Middle Ages-Joseon] Painting of threshing, by Danwon Kim Hong-do | Korea

[Middle Ages-Joseon] Painting of threshing, by Danwon Kim Hong-do | Korea

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