MINSK, 6 March (BelTA) - Minhwa Korean folk paintings will be on display at an exhibition titled as Territory of Earthly Hopes in the National Art Museum of Belarus, BelTA learned form the museum.
Minhwa literally translates as “painting of the people" or "popular painting”. In Korea, it developed simultaneously with the official styles of art but Minhwa masters had more freedom of style and could experiment.
The Territory of Earthly Hopes exhibition will open on 8 March 2018. It will feature 27 Minhwa Korean folk paintings dating back to the 19th - early 20th centuries from the collection of the Gahoe Museum (Seoul). The paintings offer an insight into the amazing Korean lifestyle encompassing mythology, religion and traditions. The artistry of the folk painters embodies the country's culture that is rich with symbols and images.
During the exhibition the museum is planning an extensive cultural and educational program to enable visitors to take a closer look at the Korean traditions and customs. The exhibition will stay open till 27 May.More about Society