"Jukseokdo" Painted Folding Screen (Bamboo and Rocks)

The trend of traditional Eastern literary art of Royal family

Painting of Bamboo and Rocks on Ten-panel Folding Screen (1914년) by Kim Gyu-jin (金圭鎭, 1868-1933)National Palace Museum of Korea

The painting was done by Kim Gyu-Jin (1868–1933), whose pen name was Haekang, on a 10-panel folding screen in 1914.
Each panel contains images of bamboo.

Bamboo, one of the most favored subject matters among the literati artists of Joseon, symbolizes the nobility of a great Confucian scholar.

Paintings of bamboo fading into the mist

Powerful depictions of large bamboo shoots ("daejuk").

The poetry on each panel harmonizes well with the paintings of rocks and bamboo trees.

Each panel of the folding screen is stamped with the artist’s two seals: the one on the upper part bears the artist’s name, “Seal of Kim Gyu-jin,” while that on the lower part shows his courtesy name, “Haegang”.

The painting shows the moon dangling at the end of a bamboo branch that is hanging over a cliff.

The work: This artwork follows the trend of traditional Eastern literary art with its depiction of bamboo and poetic inscriptions ("jesi").

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