Archive for the 'Korea' Category

Korean artist – Kwon Young Wu ((1926-2013)

Monday, August 1st, 2022
  • Kwon Young Wu Between Past and Future

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    Kwon Young-Woo’s (1926-2013) works explore the relationship between traditional materials and abstract expression. The artist is considered as a pioneer in Korean abstract art known as Dansaekhwa.

    Thanks to Pascal Blanchard for introducing this artist on FB.

  • The Passing of Korean artist Kim Guiline

    Monday, August 16th, 2021
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  • Kim Guiline
    Photo via Gallery Hyundai

    It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Kim Guiline (1936-2021) who passed away on the 12 August, last Thursday in Paris.
    Kim Guiline, the master of Korean abstract art, consistently pursued awareness of the surface through 50 years his oeuvre. Kim also encouraged spectators to actively participate in his perceptual activities, and suggested the act of looking at the works as a kind of meditation beyond mere encounters with paintings.

    Kim Guiline Painter Dead (Art News)

    Kim Guiline, Korean Artist at Forefront of Monochromatic Painting Movement, Has Died at 85

  • (Title – Poetry of Grid)

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    Art Net – Kim Guiline

    Ji Hye Lee Orchestra

    Monday, May 24th, 2021
  • Ji Hye Lee

  • Kim Ki Duk Dies of Covid 19, in Latvia at 59

    Friday, December 11th, 2020

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    (Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring )

    Kim Ki Duk wiki

    Deadline obit, Kim Ki Duk dies of Covid 19 at 59 (South Korean director won prizes at Venice, Cannes and Berlin)

    Obit from Onmanrama

  • Goodbye Suh Se Ok, Korea’s Art Abstract Pioneer

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020

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    See more at artnet


    Art News Obit

    Artist Suh Se Ok, Pillar of Korean Contemporary Painting, Dies at 91

    Jeon Do Yeon as Jury at Cannes + The Secret & Poetry of Lee-Chang Dong

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

  • Jeon Do Yeon with Jia Zhangke and Gael Garcia Bernal (Cannes film festival 2014)

    Jeon Do Yeon becomes first Korean actress to be jury member at Cannes International Film Festival

    Cannes Jury discussion (youtube)

    Jia Zhang Ke (previous post)

    Secret Sunshine trailer

    Lee was the director of ”Secret Sunshine,’’ which won Jeon the best actress award at the 60th Cannes festival in 2007.

    Lee Chang Dong

    In October 2006, Lee was awarded with the Chevalier (Knight) order of the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor) by the French government for “his contribution to maintaining the screen quota to promote cultural diversity as a cultural minister.” It was delivered to the French embassy in South Korea by the French Minister of Culture, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres during an official visit (via wiki)

    Interview – Lee Chang Dong

    To discover hidden beauty and meaning in small and trivial things is the fundamental element, not only for film, but also for all art genres. The problem is, beauty doesn’t exist per se. Like the light and shadow, whether it’s visible or not, beauty co-exists with pain, filth, and ugliness. Apricots need to fall down to earth to create a new life. Therefore, art is an irony as itself. As so are our lives.

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    Lee Chang Dong with Yoon Jeong-hee who starred in “Poetry”

  • Oasis

    All of his films have received critical acclaim and awards, with Oasis, a story involving a mentally ill man and a woman with cerebral palsy, winning the prestigious Director’s Award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.

  • North Korea This & That

    Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

    North Korean Soldier - Eric Lafforge
    North Korean Soldier by Eric Lafforges (via)

    Kim Jon-Il Looking at things

    “Let Millions of soldiers and civilians be united in one mind around the brain of the revolution!

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    Old postcard with Japanese writing

    Dandong in Old postcards

    Kernbeisser’s photostream Korea –Flickr Collection

    Traditional old Art of Korea

    Art from Korea

    Thursday, November 25th, 2010

    Ducks Swimming dcuksswimming
    Painting by Hong Saesub(1832-1884)

    Painting by Shin Yun-bok (1758-1813) the Trip along the Clean River.

    Portrait of Beauty

    A Scenery of Dano Day.. (Bold and titilating!)

    Wild Goose Couple conjugallove
    회원님의 생각을 자유롭게 말하세요.
    Painting by Chang Sungup(1843-1897)
    This painting symbolised conjugal love. Wild goose couple in reeds called “Noando”

    A Hermit under Banana tree bananatree
    Painting by Lee Jae-Gwan(1783-1837)

    Thanks to Heejae Lee for introducing us to Korean Art on Facebook.