Really nice oil by Korean artist Kim Duk Ki Measures approx. 21" x 16 1/4" actual painting. Has the artist resume in Chinese on the verso. Original frame. Framed behind glass.Here is a great NY Times article on the Korean Art Movements Below is a summary of a book by Moojeong Chung on the Korean Modern Art Movement. Abstract Expressionism, Art Informel, and modern Korean art, 1945--1965
Author Chung, Moojeong ISBN/ISSN 9780599626829 Broad Subject Fine Arts
Summary This study discusses the development of modern Korean art in connection with the presence of American and European art in Korea. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between the Informel movement and American and European Abstract Expressionism.
The Korean War, which was brought to the attention of the American art community through the MOMA's 1951 exhibition "Korea: The Impact of War in Photographs," Pablo Picasso's Massacre in Korea of 1951 and War of 1952, and David Smith's Parallel 42 of 1953, forms a backdrop against which to understand Korean Informel art. The war led Korean artists to reject all the existing moral, esthetic values and to start over from zero. Their struggle to create a language to express their unique experience resulted in the Informel movement.
During the 1950s, Korean... read more