"Minhwa" refers to Korean folk art and literally means "painting of the people" or "popular painting." This painting was often the work of anonymous craftsmen who faithfully adhered to the styles, canons, and genres inherited from the past. Minhwa also involved a magical dimension. They were believed to possess beneficial virtues and to protect the owner and his family from evil forces. In Korea, folk paintings were pasted in front of the entrance door or decorated like wallpaper on the walls, closet doors, etc., and they were also decorated by making folding screens and scrolls. The subjects of folk tales are animals, plants, and people. Animals such as tigers, dragons, dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, and hawks have the meaning of preventing bad things, and flowers (peonies, lotus), fruits (pomegranate, peach), butterflies, fish, turtles, magpies, elephants, horse, sheep, deer, pig, cow, etc. have the meaning of wishing for good things.
In this Korean folk painting workshop, we will draw a folk painting with the Korean word "(Bok); blessing" and peony flowers. We hope this lecture will allow us to experience and understand Korean traditional ideology, culture, and art style.
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