TANWON, KIM HONG-DO : Master Painter of the Chosun Dynasty
by Kang, Woo Bang and Oh, Joo Sok
Seoul, Korea: The Samsung Foundation of Culture, 1997. As New. Two Books (1 hardcover and with 42 folds giving it 42 pp., and one softcover, 79 pp. profusely illustrated in two-tone) contained inside a folding sleeve with clasps. A breathtakingly beautiful reproduction of this ancient album, with a very informative accompanying booklet. Gift quality. Kim Hong-Do's Painting Album of 1796. Spiritual essence of the art of Kim Hong-Do, master painter of the late Chosun period Kim Hong-Do, also known by the pen-name Tanwon, completed this album of paintings in 1796 at the age of 52. This small album is 31.6cm in width and 26.7cm in height and shows twenty paintings alive with the lyrical beauty of Korean landscape faithfully expressed by masterful use of blank space. All evince the most exceptional skill. Among the paintings in this album are landscapes such as Sorimmyeongwoldo depicting the moon showing through trees in a forest, Myeongsaryujodo depicting a bird and willow by the waterside, and Oksunbongdo depicting a mountain peak of Oksunbong. This album is duly recognized as a masterpiece with the three components - poetry, calligraphy, and painting - creating a perfect world of art.
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