Dr. Ja Won Lee: Objects in Motion: Chinese Bronzes in Nineteenth-Century Korean Paintings

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: CPD 2.58, Centennial Campus

Yi Hyongnok (1808-after1863) and An Chungsik (1861-1919) developed the new genres of paintings that depicted a wide range of bronzes from ancient times to contemporary Qing China. This talk analyzes a trend in collecting Chinese bronzes in nineteenth-century Korea and their visualization in paintings to understand the aesthetic principles that were shaped and shared by collectors and artists. By examining possible pictorial sources, modified visual elements, and cultural transmission, it discusses how collectors perceived Chinese bronzes as symbols of culture in the course of cultural exchanges and how artists appropriated the motifs of Chinese bronzes in response to the aspiration of collectors… (Please click on the image to read more)