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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON OPENS NEW KOREAN GALLERY

 

 
One of the best collections of Korean art outside Korea includes works of art from the Bronze Age to the present day.

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The new gallery for the Arts of Korea opening November 16, 2012, showcases the collection’s strengths in decorative arts, in 11th to 13th century celadons from the Hoyt collection, as well as spectacular pieces of lacquer and metalwork. Other works to be displayed in the gallery include a 12th-century gilt silver ewer and basin and a 14th-century gilt silver Buddhist reliquary, as well as a superb 18th-century trompe l’oeil bookshelf screen, on loan from a local private collection. In addition, the gallery, renovated with the support of the Korea Foundation, includes paintings, both Buddhist and secular, and newly acquired contemporary ceramics.(Museum of Fine Arts Boston)
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inlaid celadon design unique  to  Korea  known as sanggam
 
 
 
The galleries also feature an exhibition of  DIVINE DEPICTIONS  KOREAN BUDDHIST PAINTINGS
 
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The official philosophy of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) was Confucianism. Buddhism was suppressed during this period, but in practice, many, including the royal family, continued to believe in Buddhism and to support temples financially. Many temples moved out of the towns to remote mountain locations during the Joseon Dynasty, but these paintings are evidence of the high quality of Buddhist art produced during this nominally Confucian era.
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Cheers,
 
Elisabeth and Natasha

 

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