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Modern Transitions in Korean Calligraphy and Painting, National Museum of Korea, Seoul — April 23-June 2

— by Yim Seung-hye: This year not only marks the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement and the establishment of the provisional government of the Republic of Korea, but also 100 years since the death of Simjeon An Jung-sik (1861-1919), a great master of modern Korean calligraphy and painting. An, according to Kim Seung-ik, a researcher at the National Museum of Korea who has been studying Korean calligraphy and paintings of the late Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is one of many Korean painters who worked as an artist during the turbulent time when Korea was being colonized…

Image courtesy of the National Museum of Korea

Apr 17,2019