History of Korean paintings

6 credits

This class explores distinct characteristics of paintings including Buddhist paintings, landscape paintings, portraits, paintings of flowers and animals, documentary paintings, and decorative court paintings during the Koryŏ and the Chosŏn dynasties. The critical issues such as materiality, politics, patronage, religion, and gender will be covered in class. The aim of this course is to understand the stylistic developments of important artists, the formation of major schools, and the establishment of critical theories in regard to social, historical, and intellectual contexts.

100% coursework




“The course was eye opening.”

ARTH2098 student, 2017-2018

“Creative project allows students to exchange ideas and learn from each other.”

ARTH2098 student, 2017-2018

“The course was easy to follow, making it a great introductory class to Korean art.”

ARTH2098 student, 2017-2018