234/16 Art of China and Korea, after 1279
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
Done toward the end of his life. He was defined as a scholar-recluse.
Scholar: Man with a sound education--one based on the confusion classics--intellectual basis. Recluse: Because he lived outside of a political basis.
It's a simple painting. No concern for local color, or depth. The concern here is brush strokes. Stalks, leaves, rock,
small painting, 9" tall. One of twelve paintings in an album. This was a foreign dynasty. As a means to ensure his safety, he had to go into exile. He took refuge in a monastery became Buddhist monk. but left to become a painter. (form of self expression, painting as play)
Korea was a part of China. Korea enthusiastically embraced Chinese philosophy and language and Buddhist faith. They also adopted the privleged arts of calligraphy and painting.
114 lifesized sculptures. Master liu terrorized noble peasants. He had them pay rent in the form of rice. He had a trick winnower that separates grain from the rice, it always said they weren't meeting their quota. He would beat them, This was installed in Lius house after he was finally put down by the people.
A project to elevate painting to the level of high art. (Isn't it already?) But historically, it's not till the renaissance painting becomes a privileged art form. They elevated it by focusing on the artist. Calligraphy defined as a high art, Art was worthy if the artists was worthy.A worthy persona was a perpetual learner and a perpetual artists (in calligraphy and poetry) Lifelong intellectual and artistic pursuit.
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