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DelightChun Kyung-ja


Chun Kyung-ja created a unique world of art with delicate, rich colors, and was not limited to subjects and methods from traditional Korean paintings. She accomplished this by drawing on her fantastic imagination as the subject of her work. Delight is one of Chun’s best-known early works. The painting depicts a bride and groom standing in the middle and looking straight ahead, as in a wedding portrait, while around them are bridesmaids, the best man, and flower girls. Although the artist captured a Western wedding where the bride’s veil and flower bouquets appear highlighted, her aim was to express the blessing and delight of a wedding rather than the realistic representation of people and nature. To this end, she used a range of vibrant colors and smooth outlines that look as if they were absorbed into the sky as the background of the painting.

Color on paper