국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Painting of Plum Blossoms on a Moonlit Night
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Silk Fabric - Silk

  • Author

    Eo Mong-ryong(魚夢龍, 1566-?)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    119.1×53.0cm(Image, Hanging scroll painting)

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 3145

Eo Mong-ryong (1566-?) was so skillful at painting plum blossoms in ink that his works on the subject were considered one of the three greatest types of paintings of the Joseon dynasty, along with Yi Jeong’s paintings of bamboo and Hwang Jip-jung’s paintings of grapevines. Eo’s style exerted a profound influence on the plum blossom paintings in black ink produced by Jo Sok, O Dal-je, Heo Mok, and Jo Ji-un. This example is characterized by quick, energetic brush strokes leaving unpainted white areas between the strokes.