Divine Depictions: Korean Buddhist Paintings at the MFA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The official philosophy of Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) was Confucianism. Buddhism was suppressed during this period, but in practice, many, including the royal family, continued to believe in Buddhism and to support temples financially. Many temples moved out of the towns to remote mountain locations during the Joseon Dynasty, but these paintings are evidence of the high quality of Buddhist art produced during this nominally Confucian era.