Let’s enjoy Korean traditional paintings!

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The Korean TV drama “Saimdang: Light’s Diary” (사임당, 빛의 일기) currently being aired is about the life of Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), a famous female poet and artist of the Joseon period.  In the drama, you can often see Korean traditional paintings during the Joseon period.  I really like the Korean traditional paintings – they’re simple but elegant.  When I visited the National Museum of Korea, I also bought file folders with the Korean traditional paintings (as shown in the photos above).  In this post, let’s have a brief overview of the Korean traditional paintings – for the purpose of this post, it means Korean paintings up to and including the Joseon period. Continue reading