ART EXHIBITION ‘Impressions: A Journey Backwards’ Group Show > 9am-5pm on 3rd to 31st May 2019

Venue :  Korean Cultural Centre, A - 25, Lajpat Nagar IV
Impressions Journey Backwards Group Exhibition Artworks

Time : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays) Add to Calendar 03/05/2019 09:00 31/05/2019 17:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION ‘Impressions: A Journey Backwards’ Group Show Event Page : Exhibition Gallery, Korean Cultural Center, A-25, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi - 110024 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free

Venue : Exhibition Gallery, Korean Cultural Center, A-25, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi - 110024
Venue Info : | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Moolchand(Violet Line)'
Phone : 011 4334 5000

Event Description : 
Korean Cultural Centre India has organized an exhibition, Impressions: a journey backwards, with a view to bring the spirit of South Korea to Delhi. With 31 art works on display, the show will have calligraphy, pottery ink paintings and photographs. These artworks are collected over many years through donations from Korean and Indian artists, as well as from repositories like South Korea's Goryeo Celadon Museum, formerly known also as the Gangjin Celadon Museum. 

With the elegance of pale green lustre of Goryeo Celadon, harmony of black and white in Korean Ink Painting, rhythmic movement of the Korean Calligraphy and distinctiveness of the Seasons of Korea, the exhibition encapsulates the Korean spirit. 

1)   Artwork - Goryeo Celadon (Reproduction of Goryeo Celadons):
Goryeo Celadon (or greenware) were ceramics produced in ancient Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty. Originating in China, by the 12th century they spread to Korea and were considered objects of fine art.

Production of Celadon ceramics reached its pinnacle during the Goryeo Dynasty partly due to their attempt to differentiate themselves from the Silla dynasty that preceded it and, partly due to the rise of tea culture in Korea and its consequent demand for vessels.

With their pale green lustre (called bisaek) and elegant simplicity, they reflected the quintessential quietness of the Oriental spirit. The soft pale green colour also holds a lot of significance for several reasons. Green symbolizes integrity and the upright character of an ideal Korean scholar. It also strikes a balance between class because as a reminiscent of jade, it is reflective of aristocracy, but its paleness and the simplicity of the design echo the simple daily lives of people.

The designs and shapes used were representations of the spiritual beliefs of the Korean people. For example, the peonies depicted richness and honours, chrysanthemums symbolized health and well-being, and the crane was a representation of immortality.

2)   Artwork - Korean Calligraphy (Ink on Hanji scrolls):
Introduced to Korea in the 2nd or 3rd century CE by the Chinese, Korean Calligraphy has come a long way in making its own distinct mark in the world. It was revolutionized by the renowned calligrapher Kim Jeong-hi, who introduced the Chusa Style, during the 19th century and has since been considered not only an artistic but also a spiritual activity.

Calligraphy, in Korean culture, is an act of training and discipling the mind. Only when one can achieve singular control of their mind, can one create calligraphy at its full potential.

To create a work of calligraphy, one must be equipped with four main tools. Also called the four friends or Munbangsawoo, they include paper, brush, ink stick, and ink stone.

The aesthetic of a calligraphic work depends on its composition. The balance, the proportion of dots and lines, and the positioning of empty space all play a vital role. Calligraphy is an art of movement. It flows with rhythm and beat and ultimately reveals the calligrapher’s mood as his personality shines through.

3)   Artwork - Korean Ink Painting (Ink on Paper):
An archetypal form of Korean art, Ink paintings capture the very essence of Korean paintings. They are simple and succinct. Often without form or structure, they emphasize simplicity, spontaneity and self-expression. Using just dots and lines, they convey deep meanings. The harmony of black and white accentuate the harmony and balance of opposites. The goal of the Ink painting is not to recreate the exact characteristic of the subject but encapsulate its spirit. 

4)   Artwork - Seasons of Korea (Photos) :

Unlike most East-Asian countries, Korea experiences four distinct non-tropical seasons namely Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. These seasons have come to play a cardinal role in Korean culture. Beginning the year with spring, the arrival of Cherry Blossoms paints the country pastel pink. They can be at Korea’s biggest Cherry Blossom festival at Jinhae or the historical city of Gyeongju. As summer follows, days are spent laying at the beaches of Busan, soaking up sunlight and indulging oneself in some cool Patbingsu. Often referred to as a time of ‘cheongomabi’, which translates to ‘the sky is high and horses are sleek with autumn fat’, the arrival of Autumn brings good weather and great harvest. Dramatically altering the landscape, the country is covered in a myriad of warm hues. As the lunar new year approaches, the country grows colder. A popular winter activity is skiing. One can head on over to one of the most scenic ski resorts like Deogyusan or try Jisan Ski Resort that offers slopes of varying difficulty.

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ART EXHIBITION ‘Impressions: A Journey Backwards’ Group Show > 9am-5pm on 3rd to 31st May 2019 ART EXHIBITION ‘Impressions: A Journey Backwards’ Group Show > 9am-5pm on 3rd to 31st May 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, May 31, 2019 Rating: 5

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