The Winter Olympics is not only being eagerly awaited for excellent sports display, but also to witness a probable clearance between US and North Korea nuclear standoff. A probationary reconciliation among Seoul and Pyongyang is also expected.
Meanwhile, in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is commemorating this year’s Winter Olympics with an exhibition of Korean art. This collaboration is happening for the first time in the United States and is expected to attract a whole bunch of new audience.
The exhibition started on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, and will continue till May 20, 2018. It is called the Diamond Mountains Travel and Nostalgia In Korean Art. The exhibition features almost 30 paintings of what is popularly referred to as the Diamond Acts in English. These paintings span from the 18th century to the present date. They are marked by the use of delicate ink, colors on silk, scrolls and painted screens. These art forms evoke a subtle magical sense, mixed with the mystical visual impression.
The exhibition’s spotlight will be on the 18th-century album from the National Museum of Korea by Jeong Seon, who inspired Korean painting by depicting native scenery, breaking away from the conventional art forms. Other notable art includes the works of Scottish artist Elizabeth Keith, which dated back to 1920.
It took 3 years to put together and come up with such an exhibition. Post this Bae Kidon, Director General of the National Museum of Korea expressed his hope for a future collaboration with the United States. US is hoping to come up with more such exhibitions.