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The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art
by Seunghye Sun
Demonstrates how Chinese literary traditions have echoed throughout Japan and Korea for more than 1,000 years. Collection includes landscape paintings, figure paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware and calligraphic scrolls. Chinese classical poems are an international culture code in East Asia. Many diverse factors account for the phenomenon of cross-cultural merging in this ...more
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published April 16th 2011 by Hudson Hills Press
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Aug 07, 2014 Joseph rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Folks who like poetry, art and East Asian though
It’s not like I know a lot about art, but I do know a little about East Asian history and I have been in museums in Japan, Korea and China (including the great National Palace museum in Taipei). Chinese intellectual history fascinates me, especially Confucianism and Daoism and to a lesser extent Buddhism (adding India and South and Southeast Asia now). How these ways of thinking expressed themselves in Korea and Japan is something I very much enjoy. And, yeah poetry. I confess to being a Li Bai ...more