Professor Pyongmo Chong, Department of Cultural Assets, Gyeongju University
Paintings of “Books and Utensils of the Scholars Studio (Ch’aekkŏri) were extremely popular in Chosŏn Korea during the 18th and 19th centuries. The genre originated at the court but soon became produced for a broad range of consumers. Ch’aekkŏri are meant to display the literati spirit of their owners through stacks of books, and “four treasures of the scholar’s studio,” brush, paper, ink stone and ink stick, scrolls of painting and calligraphy. Moreover, precious and exotic items, such as Chinese porcelains and bronzes, miniature rocks and pomegranates, indicate wealth and elegance.
Professor Chong’s lecture will trace the development of Ch’aekkŏri from models of Chinese court art to their place in popular, decorative Korean painting, commonly know as “Folk Painting (Minhwa).” Professor Chung is a leading expert and author of major publications on Korean Genre and Folk painting.
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