MFA Highlights: Arts of Korea

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Arts of Korea celebrates historical Korean art through 100 works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MFA has one of the finest collections of Korean art outside of East Asia, with particularly superb holdings of high-quality stoneware and lacquerware of the Koryo and Yi dynasties, Bronze Age funerary objects and Buddhist paintings and sculptures. Many of the objects in this book were originally intended for everyday use and tell a story not only about the people who used or collected these boxes, mirrors, jars, tiles and trays, but also about the people who made them. Set to coincide with the MFA’s long-awaited Korean Gallery renovation, this is an affordable yet unique addition to any Asian art library, with essays that offer an ideal introduction to the history of Korean art.
Featured image, a gourd-shaped ewer with inlaid grapevine from the Goryeo Period (13th century) is reproduced from Arts of Korea, alongside the descriptive text in the left sidebar.

• Paperback.
• 7"x 9"

• 176 pages, 130 color

Authors: Jane Portal, with Suhyung Kim, with Hee Jung Lee