Conférence : Yi Song-Mi, Symbolism and Functions of Korean Palace Screen Paintings, 27 septembre 2014

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Dans le cadre de l’exposition itinérante Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910 qui a actuellement lieu au LACMA, le professeur Yi Song-Mi donnera une conférence intitulée :

Symbolism and Functions of Korean Palace Screen Paintings

le samedi 27 septembre 2014 à 11h00

 

Yi Song-Mi, professor emerita of art history at the Academy of Korean Studies, explores multiple facets of the Joseon dynasty’s palace screen paintings, many of which are on display in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910. Unlike most contemporary landscape paintings that were done in ink or ink and light colors, screen paintings produced for and used in Korean palaces were mostly executed in brilliant colors. Because research on the art history of Korea during the 20th century has mainly focused on ink paintings, these colorful screen works have been relegated to a « lesser » category of art and have sometimes been labeled « folk paintings. » Recent studies, however, of uigwe royal documents as well as other documentary sources have shed light on the identification of themes of the palace screens and their symbolic meanings as well as their specific functions within various state rites. This lecture demonstrates how securely dated documentary evidence such as uigwe “reposition” the colorful screen paintings of the Joseon period.

This lecture is part of Korea Day celebrating the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910.

LACMA, Brown Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Note: Space is limited.


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