Exhibition Title | Paintings and Porcelains of the Joseon Dynasty
Period | 10 November 2015 – 29 November 2015
Venue | Gallery Hyundai
To point out one of the significant changes in art at the start of the 18th century is the emergence of paintings that were solely produced for pure enjoyment from the side of beholders. Indeed such appreciation of art was available since ancient times, but it was only a prerogative of the wealthy. As the rapid socioeconomic growth and cultural awareness were formed in people from most of the social strata in the certain period of time, it was a natural consequence to witness the beginning of folk paintings. Established scholarship on the works seemingly remain rather in an ambivalent situation, resulting isolation in the field of study. It is largely due to the fact that their aesthetic values were first re-evaluated by foreigners. The exhibition was comprised of artworks made by the anonymous. Some of them could be compared to the high-ends products of the time in terms of the applied techniques.