국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Album Containing Paintings of Peonies
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Author

    Heo Ryeon(許鍊, 1808-1893)

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting

  • Dimensions

    26.0×48.6cm(Image, Album)

  • Accession Number

    Dongwon 2170

Heo Ryeon (1808-1893), a literati painter of the late Joseon period, produced a number of paintings of peonies, earning him the nickname Heo Moran (meaning “peony”). Sochi Mungmyo, or Album Containing Paintings of Peonies, is comprised of eight ink paintings of peonies. The shapes of the areas showing the peonies change with each painting. The artist varied the concentrations of ink while using the splashed ink effect to create lively forms, producing one of the masterpieces of his peony paintings.