We opened an exhibition focusing on the paintings of plants and animals chosen from among the old paintings of the Chosen Dynasty. It will provide an opportunity to compare these images with true biological specimens. Through these art works, visitors can appreciate nature and the plentiful symbolism in Korean ancestors' lives. For this exhibition, scientific analyses of the plants and animals in the old paintings were made, and reinterpretations were made of their meanings from the viewpoint of modern biological science.
This recreation work attached fish samples on the image of Lee Hancheol’s painting, which described various types of fishes and crabs. The painting, produced in the 19th century, was made into a 10-frame folding screen. This type of paintings was considered to have an auspicious sign, and thus were painted frequently during that time.