Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Munjado


MUNJADO

Letters as Art 




Munjado type screens seem to be unique to Korea. The Eight Images shown here are based on the characters that represent 8 Confucian virtues .



The letter is the art but instead of black and white calligraphy there's color added and I do wonder if some painter was an embroidered character and got the idea of turning the character into a shape and adding color from seeing an embroidered banner or robe?