National Palace Museum of Korea to exhibit paintings of "Hangungdo" altogether

연합뉴스 / 2021-07-30 11:56:15
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▲ This photo, provided by the National Palace Museum of Korea, shows the folding screen panels with paintings of "Hangungdo." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

▲ This photo, provided by the National Palace Museum of Korea, shows the folding screen panels with paintings of "Hangungdo." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- Among the paintings that appeared during the late Joseon Dynasty, there is a painting of a palace called "Hangungdo". This painting, which was created using only the imagination of the artist, expresses the Chinese palace architecture. The exotic and colorful painting has the meaning of wishing a royal longevity and good luck.

"Hangungdo" is mostly comprised of 6-10-panel folding screen, and emphasizes on showcasing the landscape view of the pavilion as well as highlights the architecture of the palace.

The National Palace Museum of Korea announced Friday that it will completely replace the artifacts from the royal calligraphy room with five pieces of "Hangungdo," such as the painting of the luxurious life of Guo Ziyi and a painting of tall bookshelves containing various valuables at the time, including books.

It is known that about 10 pieces of "Hangungdo" exist in Korea, and it is the first time that five pieces owned by the National Palace Museum will be displayed at the same time.

The works related to "Hangungdo," which will be unveiled this time, create a peaceful atmosphere by harmonizing the palace with mysterious scenery.

An official at the National Palace Museum of Korea said, "The five pieces of "Hangungdo" in the exhibition room are similar in style but have its own differences as well," adding, "The works influenced by Western painting have a different composition from traditional paintings in Korea and the landscape is quite exotic."

The painting of the luxurious life of Guo Ziyi, which was obtained by the museum last year, depicts Guo Ziyi holding a extravagant party with his family. The painting with the bookshelves portray books, stationary, and antiques.

The National Palace Museum of Korea has produced a mobile phone background that contains scenes from the "Hangungdo" in time for the reorganization of the exhibition rooms. The file can be downloaded from the official website (gogung.go.kr) of the museum.

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