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The Diamond Mountains (Mount Geumgang)金剛山圖


For centuries, the Diamond Mountains has held a sacred place in both Buddhism and Daoism, being revered as a paradise imbued with all of the profound and mysterious principles of nature. The aesthetics of this painting of the Diamond Mountains are quite unique, combining the general style of “true-view” landscape paintings of the late Joseon period with the creative interpretation and abstract expression of folk painting. Documenting scenic areas of the Diamond Mountains on an eight-panel folding screen, this painting epitomizes the resplendent yet schematic style of Korean folk paintings.

Joseon Dynasty 19th Century
Ink and colors on paper
Each leaf 82.5×44.5cm