Geurim: Fine Korean Paintings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Geurim - dervied from the verb Geurida - is the pure Korean term meaning to draw or paint. This indgenous Korean language word suggests not only the action of physically making art but also imagination and a more philosophical notion related to the conception and creation of an artwork. This exhibition highlights masterpieces of Korean painting in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with the intent of offering the viewer new insight into the Korean way of appreciating painting. Each painting, whether inspired by Buddhist, folk or literati trends, shows how Koreans thought about art, considers why they created such works, and illustrates the social and historical context around them. Through learning about and enjoying traditional works of art, we contemplate ourselves, the world around us, and our future. This web module was funded by the generous support of The Blakemore Foundation.