Home > Asian Art, International, Museums/Galleries, Painting > AUSPICIOUS BEAUTY:KOREAN FOLK PAINTING


One of my favorite museums, the  PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM in Pasadena, California presents an exhibition of Korean folk art

October 7, 2011 – March 25, 2012
Minwha or folk painting during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) will be shown from the Museum’s collection. Folk art includes paintings and objects of mythological animals, birds and flowers, and scholar’s items (chaekkori). Korean folk art has incredible character, is vivacious and is not just decoration but conveys  good fortune,  longevity, protection from evil spirits,  and promotes moral values. 
Some of us may remember  Zozayong (Dr. Zo Zayong 1926-2000), the founder and director of the Emille Museum in Seoul which has or had a great collection of Korean folk art.  He promoted Korean folk art  and brought it to our attention. I met him in October 1982 in Washington,D.C. at a Korean exhibit at Meridian House and fell in love with a tiger painting he had brought. 
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