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Thursday, September 21, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Aug 05, 2017 To Nov 05, 2017


Detail: Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens is the first international exhibition in the US to explore the artistic evolution of a distinctive pictorial genre called chaekgeori (pronounced check-oh-ree). Translated as "books and things," chaekgeori refers to a style of still-life painting, first developed in Korea around the late 1700s, that creates the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. By the late 1800s, chaekgeori screens had become a popular furnishing item to decorate the Korean collector's studio, displaying his high aesthetic taste and socioeconomic status. The show invites viewers to witness an exciting moment when Koreans became active participants in global consumerism through their passionate collecting activities.

Phone No.: 216-421-7350
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.clevelandart.org/events/exhibitions/chaekgeori-pleasure-possessions-korean-painted-screens

Books and Scholars’ Accouterments (chaekgeori)
Books and Scholars’ Accouterments (chaekgeori)
late 1800s. Yi Taek-gyun (Korean, 1808–after 1883)
each panel: 197.5 x 39.5 cm.
Ten-panel folding screen, ink and color on silk
Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 2011.37.

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