Bamboo

Kim Jin-Woo, Korean, 1883 - 1950

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Date:
Early 20th century

Medium:
Ink on paper; framed

Dimensions:
38 x 11 inches (96.5 x 27.9 cm) Mount: 47 3/4 x 19 inches (121.3 x 48.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2002-132-3

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Lee, 2002

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Kim Jin-Woo was a prolific artist who was known for his use of straight, knifelike brushstrokes when painting bamboo. Bamboo has long been admired by Chinese and Korean artists as a symbol of pliancy and security, as it bends to the storm and gives shelter to the tiger. Kim's works were especially favored by the patriotic Korean intellectuals in the early twentieth century due to his association with the Korean independence movement during the Japanese occupation.