East Asian Art
CalligraphyMade in Korea, Asia
Son Man Jin, Korean, born 1964
Ink and color on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll
Currently not on view
2005-126-1Purchased with funds contributed by Frank S. Bayley, 2005
LabelSon Man Jin has made calligraphy an integral part of his work since his debut exhibition in 1992. He often selects traditional Korean poems written in Chinese characters and transforms them through a lively visual presentation with humorous figures and touches of color. The poem in this work is written by Shin Hum (pen name: Sang Chon, 1566-1628); it conveys the poet's appreciation and understanding of life.