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The Aesthetic of the Korea Scholar:
Purity & Virtue


1st Sep - 30th Oct 2020   |  Han Collection

A glimpse into the life of a Joseon Dynasty Korean scholar: ceramics - paintings - furniture.

For its first exhibition following the easing of the lockdown restrictions, Han Collection is focussing on the life of the Korean scholar during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) and the objects that surrounded a man of such culture.

The exhibition features furniture, paintings, and ceramics that would have been found in the Sarangbang, or scholar’s studio. Yangban (aristocratic) scholars and the educated literati studied Confucian classics and Neo- Confucian literature. As a result, Confucian thought permeated Korean society and was reflected in its art.

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