Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens

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Aug 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017

The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens is organized by the Seoul-based Korea Foundation and features large-scale folding screens of still-life painting known as chaekgeori. More than 20 screen paintings dating from the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) These intricate, hand-painted works of art would typically have been found in study rooms of Korean homes and depict books and other objects that convey the great value that Korean people place on the acquisition of knowledge. The Spencer Museum is one of only three U.S. venues to host this exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Decorative Arts
  • Asian
  • Still Life / Botanic

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