Whanki : A Pioneer of Korean Modern Art (Hard cover-English)

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Park Mee-Jung (preface), Whanki Museum Curatorial Team


Whanki Foundation

Book Info

This book was designed as a "premium guide" that opened the prelude to the art world of KIM Whanki, the pioneer who led the central flow of Korean abstract art; a total of 260 pages, 200 representative works, explanations, and photo materials were included. Through analysis that encompasses complex factors in art history and social context as well as the formative analysis, it deals with KIM Whanki's world of art in a dense manner.


Director's Foreword

KIM Whanki and His Art: The Poetic Spirit and Aesthetics of the Sublime

Ⅰ KIM Whanki, Set Forward of Art
· Tokyo: At the Forefront of the Avant-Garde Movement
· The World of Nature and Lyricism
· Landscape of Transcendence and the Activity of Sinsasilpa
· Manifestation of Korean Sentiments and Aesthetics

Ⅱ KIM Whanki, Sing for Nature and Eternity
· Paris: Establish the Artistic ldentity and Art Philosophy
· Expansion of Symbolic Space through Colors
· Diverse Variation in Artistic Subject
· The World of Creativity and the Poetic Spirit

Ⅲ KIM Whanki, Reach to the Zenith of Abstract Art
· New York: Constantly Challenge for the New Art
· From Nature to Abstract Art
· The Characteristic and
· Development of All-over Canvas Dot Painting
· The Spirit of Abstract Art and the Aesthetics of the Sublime

- Selected Essays of KIM Whanki

- Critiques on KIM Whanki

- Chronology of KIM Whanki

- Introduction to the Whanki
FoundationㆍWhanki Museum

- List of Artworks

Product Info

Print Length 260 p
Dimensions 28.5 x 22.6 cm
Price 55,000 won
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