Journeys to the past: travel and painting as antiquarianism in Joseon Korea

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Journeys to the past: travel and painting as antiquarianism in Joseon Korea

Type: Master thesis
Title: Journeys to the past: travel and painting as antiquarianism in Joseon Korea
Author: Cheung, Karwin
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Asian art
Korean art
Asian studies
Abstract: This study analyzes the transnational interaction of Korean art during the early modern period. By examining practices of collecting and travel I aim to explore how cultural and visual patterns from Chinese antiquity are re-contextualized in Joseon Korean art. In this process not only a specific Korean understanding of Chinese antiquity was developed, but Chinese antiquity was in turn also projected upon the Korean landscape. I further argue that artistic developments during the early modern period in Korea, such as true-view painting, should be understood from this transnational perspective, rather than from sino-centric or nativist views.
Supervisor: Moore, Oliver
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (60 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: Asian studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/53224
 

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