A Visit in Korean Cultural Center: Minhwa Exhibit

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Minhwa: The Meaning of Symbols in Folk Painting


Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines was very effective in promoting/sharing their culture here. There's always a certain period where they launch exhibit and for the March 8 to April 30, 2013 period it was "Minhwa: The Meaning of Symbols in Folk Painting". Their office is open for public Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30pm. 

What is a Folk Painting?

Korean Folk Painting does not only express the warmth and aesthetic sense of the Korean People, but it also depicts the varying aspects of their lives that show hope, peace, happiness, the signs of luck as well as demon exorcism. This is the Korean practical painting with which all people from different social status are familiar of, from the King down to the ordinary people.

Korean Folk Paintings were drawn in all probable ways such as modern artists who long for new modes of creations and outputs from numerous materials which are undeterred by convention and contents.

The painting is produced through expression of the fantastic world with free and bold thought. Also, the painting features the unpretentious Korean cultural characteristics and originality.  

                                               -          From Korean Cultural Center Minhwa brochure.
 













Bookshelves/Chang Soo SONG


Character Picture/ In Soo YOON

Character Picture/ In Soo YOON







Mystical creature long life symbol / Goang Bok KEUM












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