Paper tigers, five centuries of painting in Korea. From 14 October 2015 to 22 February 2016 at the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet.

This fall, the MNAAG is celebrating Korea as part of the 2015 celebrations of the 130 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Korea. Through three exhibitions and a special program in the auditorium, the museum proposes to discover the art of this country still unknown in France. Korea Season explores the varied facets to the most contemporary.
From its rich collection of Korean paintings, one of the largest outside Korea, the MNAAG traces the themes and evolution of five centuries of painting in Korea. Rolls, albums, screens, offer a panorama sometimes colored, sometimes delicately painted in ink, of Korea, 14e at the beginning of the 20e century. Exploring in turn the religious painting, the painting of literati, the decorative creations to the vein sometimes almost popular, this set strikes by its eclecticism and its modern inventiveness. The genre scenes and popular ceremonies evoke the life and beliefs of a Confucian society that embraced the codes of the palace. Seeking its own path to modernity, Korean society tended to stand out from China as a model. His singular repertoire is full of finesse, humor and poetry, the improbable frequent dialogue in Korean painting, tiger and sparrow, embodying this verve full of wonderful.


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