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Farming and Weaving
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This painting on a folding screen is a Korean masterpiece and absolutely the most important painting of the Hanyang University Museum. Besides Hongdo Kim is the most famous Korean painter of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910). His paintings of folk life is much appreciated by the Korean people. This painting represents his expression of Korean rural activities throughout the year, showing the four seasons in the Korean landscape. In this painting, we can see his brilliant observation of the peoples' lives and the superb technique of his artistic expression.

History of the Object
This folding screen is composed of eight scenes of farming and weaving in each season, among which planting, ploughing, milling and fishing. The paintings are made by Kim, Hong-do (1745~?). He is a much loved and respected painter because he depicted the lives of common people with humor and candidness. Kim's paintings show expressive brush strokes in a balanced composition.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
coloring, silk 
Measurements
Width 47 cm. Length 105.5 cm.  
Creator name
Kim, Hong-Do 
Creator date
1745~? 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century 
Function
This is a folding screen with eight scenes 
Acquisition
Donated by Yi, Hwal in 1979 
Copyright
Hanyang University Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hanyang University Museum 
Museum
Hanyang University Museum 
Credit line
Hanyang University Museum 

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