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Korean Art Modern Times

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AtelierChang Woo-sung


Chang Woo-sung realized a refined painting style by inheriting the tradition of literati paintings and developing them into a modern version. Atelier, which he painted with an overall calm tone and vivid brush lines, brought Chang fame as a painter. With an atelier-a modern room that was different from the usual subjects of Korean paintings beforehand-as its background, Chang painted himself and his wife, posing as a model, in a bold diagonal composition. Chang expressed himself as a modern intellectual, and his wife, who wears a crisp hanbok in the painting, displays two roles at the same time: a modern woman who reads books and an inspiring muse for the artist.

Ink and color on paper