Lecture: Korean Ceramics from Celadon Green to Blue-and-White

When:
August 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-08-03T18:30:00-07:00
2017-08-03T19:30:00-07:00
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand, 12th century, stoneware with molded and incised design under celadon glaze, 4 x 4 inches, Portland Art Museum: Gift of Richard Louis Brown, 2014.117.1a,b

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums, Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art, Christie’s

Korea has a long and distinguished history of making sophisticated high-fired ceramics. This lecture will survey Korean ceramics from the 10th through the 19th century, focusing on the classic celadons of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and the delicate porcelains and rustic buncheong wares of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The lecture will emphasize uniquely Korean innovations and explore relationships between Korean ceramics and Chinese ceramics, as well as relationships between Korean ceramics and works of art in other media.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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