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"Oh that I might capture the essence of this deep midwinter night, And fold it softly into the waft of a spring-moon quilt, Then fondly uncoil it the night my beloved returns." - Hwang Chin-i (1522-1565)
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Yun Du-seo: self-portrait (circa 1710).  Yun Du-seo was a Korean painter, poet, composer, and scholar who argued for the modernization of Confucianism through the dialogue with Western ideas. This self-portrait is one the first Western-style portraits painted in Korea, and is often referred to as a masterpiece of Korean art.

Yun Du-seo: self-portrait (circa Yun Du-seo was a Korean painter, poet, composer, and scholar who argued for the modernization of Confucianism through the dialogue with Western ideas.

Highlights of an illustrious lifetime: First birthday celebration, attrib. to Kim Hongdo (Korean, 1745–approx. 1806), Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Ink and colors on silk, asian art museum Courtesy of National Museum of Korea. Photo: Courtesy of

Highlights of an illustrious lifetime: First birthday celebration, attrib. to Kim Hongdo (Korean, Joseon dynasty Ink and colors on silk, asian art museum Courtesy of National Museum of Korea. Photo: Courtesy of

[Joseon Dynasty (18th century)] Album of Genre Paintings by Danwon (Kim Hong-do)

The 조선 era produced Korea's finest painters. Let's take a look at some of the most famous traditional Korean paintings and painters. This painting

Portrait of Emperor Gojong (age 49)

(Korea) Portrait of Emperor Gojong (age Great Han Empire, Korea. ca late century CE.

Portrait of Song Si-yeol, c. Joseon period, 18th Century  by Jin Jae-hae

Portrait of Song Si-yeol, c. Joseon period, Century by Jin Jae-hae

Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.

Yi Seong-gye (이성계 李成桂), founder and first king of the Yi Dynasty - Reigned as King Taejo (태조 太祖)

Yangman Retrato de un erudito confuciano, finales de la dinastía Joseon. Atribuido a Yi Che-gwan (1783-1837). Joseon de Corea instaló un sistema administrativo centralizado controlado por los estudiosos confucianos que fueron llamados Yangban. Para el final de la 18 ª C, el yangban había adquirido la mayor parte de los rasgos de una nobleza hereditaria, salvo que el estado se basa en una mezcla única de la posición de la familia, los exámenes gwageo para el aprendizaje

Yi Che-gwan (attributed to), Portrait of a Confucian scholar, a painting From Korea Late Choson dynasty, late - early century AD Wearing a traditional horse-hair indoor hat (t'anggon)

Empress Myeongseong (19 October 1851 – 8 October 1895)

(Korea) Empress Myeongseong October 1851 – 8 October The Great Han Empire, Korea

Portrait of Lady Jo Ban (1341-1401). This artwork is believed to be from the late Goryeo Dynasty. 작자미상 (作者 未詳). 비단에 채색. 88.5cm x 70.6cm. 국립중앙박물관 소장

(Korea) Portrait of Lady Jo Ban This artwork is believed to be from the late Goryeo dynasty, Korea. x National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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