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Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #9 - PARK Su-guen, Grandfather and Grandson (1960)

Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #9 - PARK Su-guen, Grandfather and Grandson (1960)


Thursday, May 14, 2020

PARK Su-guen, Grandfather and Grandson (1960)

Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles(KCCLA/Director Wijin Park) presents the ninth video of Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series: the Collection Open Lecture - "PARK Su-guen, Grandfather and Grandson (1960)" by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) from MMCA's Youtube channel.

"Grandfather and Grandson", one of the most representative works of artist Park Su-geun, known as the people's artist. Park Su-geun is well known as a self-taught artist who cultivated his own world of art, and as one of the greatest artists of 20th century in Korea.

This Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #9 video is about 9 minutes long, presented by Youn Bummo, Director of the MMCA.

We hope that you can discover that Park Su-geun's "Grandfather and Grandson" not only evoke our childhoods and hometowns of the past but also present a distinctly original form of the Korean traditional sense of beauty through this video!

Park Soo-geun (1914-1965):
Park Su-geun is one of the most popular, influential modernist painters in Korea. Largely self-taught, he focused on depicting farmers and ordinary people engaging in everyday activities. Park did not have any formal art education, and so he was able to form his own style, which did not clearly belong to any particular genre. He used bold lines and simple shapes where depicting his subjects.

Last Update : 05-25-2020