The living and breathing art; Korean Landscape Painting -  (Chanku Sim)

This gallery includes Korean landscape paintings by such  great Korean painters like Jeong Seon and Ahn Gyeon including true view landscape painting (late Joseon Dynasty) that represent both a portrayal of nature itself and a codified illustration of the human view of nature and the world in the period of Joseon Dynasty (1300-1800). 

This was painted in 1447 by Ahn Gyeon at the behest of his patron, Prince Anpyeong. This painting depicts the prince's dream that he traveled to the Peach Blossom Land. The real world on the left of this piece and the Peach Blossom Land on the right are harmonized very well.
This painting that one of the Eight Views of the Four Seasons was created in the 15th century by Ahn Gyeon. It depicts a late summer. The curved trees and mountains describe a strong wind. Also the half circle surrounding the river starts from the bottom of the mountain that gives a sense of movement.
This Korean Landscape painting was created by Kang huian with ink on paper in the 15th century. It depicts mountains, villages surrounded by fog, and river. The big tree on the right draws audiences’ eyes first and leads to the mountain on the back. He used soft color variously to describe a distant mountain.
This painting depicts the beauty and the grandeur of Mt. Geumgangsan. He used lots of flowing and curved lines and it gave a sense of movement as if the mountain is moving. Also, Jeong Seon used lots of the same patterns to describe a large number of peaks the mountain has.
This scene depicts the mountain after a rain on a summer day when the fog began to thicken in the valley below. His up-down brush strokes for the mountain was used to describe the mountain and the rocks wet with rain. Also he used empty spaces to describe the clouds and the fogs.
Misty Jangan was created by Jeong Seon who is a trur-view landscape painter during the late Joseon Daynasty period in 1741 with ink on paper. Jangan is Seoul which is the capital city in Korea today. The paint depicts rainy and misty day of Jangan. The fog is surrounding the mountains and he uses the space to describe misty Jangan.
This piece created by Choi Buk in 18th century depicts Pyohunsa Temple surrounded by Mt. Geumgangsan. This painting is also famous for a true view landscape painting during the period of Joseon Dynasty. He used lots of the straight lines to describe the highness of the mountain and the rough rocks in the mountain.
This piece created by Kim Hongdo in the18th century, who is one of the most famous painters in Korean history, depicts the Guryongyeon Falls in Mt Guemgangsan. He painted it under orders of King Jeongjo. Because the King couldn’t go to the mountain, he ordered Kim to paint the mountain. His detailed lines and use of various brushstrokes describes the Guryongyeon Falls, which is one of three famous waterfalls at a height of 74 meters.
This painting was created in the 19th century by Kim Hongdo with ink and slight color on paper. It depicts sea gulls, waves and rocks. His use of the flowing lines and circles gives a sense of movement as if the large waves are hitting the rocks and the birds are flying.
This painting was created by Jang Seungeup in the 19th century during the late Joseon Dynasty period. It depicts a mountain of Autumn that is covered with colorful autumn foliage. He used light inks and thin lines for the trees to describe the Fall that is almost over and the some trees that are left with only bare branches.
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