Collection

Calligraphy of Song Si-yeol (The Sky and Land of the Eastern State)

  • Culture / Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Artist

    Song Si-yeol(宋時烈, 1607-1689)

  • Dimensions

    101.2x50.9cm

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 5279

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This short calligraphic text was written by Song Si-yeol (pen-name: Uam, 1607-1689) who was known for his energetic style of handwriting. The eight Chinese characters, which mean “Both the sky and the land of the Eastern State (i.e. Joseon) harbor a great resolve to look up to the spirit of the Zhou Dynasty,” display the neo-Confucian scholar’s Sino-centric attitude. The lively brush strokes leave onlookers feeling refreshed.

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