Discover the World of Korean Art
Korea is a country that few people are familiar with. Its past contains a great many artistic wonders, which are distinctive and form a unique and extraordinary part of the artistic heritage of East Asia.
In a one-part lecture, lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, we will examine some of the hidden wonders of Korean Art and Sculpture. The items covered will include the Koryo Buddhist paintings, remarkable for their use of only mineral-based paints, and for the technique of painting on the reverse of the canvas as well as the front.
Gold craftmanship, wood carving and stone carving will also be covered, and videos showing modern Korean artisans attempting to recreate the works of the past will feature in the programme.
Also discussed will be the spirit of Korea, which connects all the artworks together with the common theme of selfless devotion and emphasis on the society above the individual.The talk is ideal for those with an interest in the Orient but without previous experience of Korean art.
The talk can be held at your own venue, or at the Korean Cultural Centre (WC2N 5BW) on Northumberland Avenue (nearest tube Charing Cross/Embankment).
For groups of five or more, traditional Korean refreshments will be provided.
To arrange a talk, please contact Matthew Jackson on 07833 496 168, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.