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Exhibit on screens celebrates books and study

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Exhibit on screens celebrates books and study

This 19th-century, eight-paneled folding screen owned by the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, depicts study and related items such as a brush and ink stone as well as a bookshelf and bookstand. Provided by the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

If you thought all of the important folding screens from ancient Korean palaces - which were often placed behind the king's chair - depicted only scenes from nature such as mountains and waterfalls or animals such as phoenixes and dragons, think again.

King Jeongjo (1752-1800) of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), a respected king from the dynasty, once ordered his court painters to draw the royal study, including the bookshelf and the books and stationery in it, on a screen placed behind his chair.

Daebogyeok, a cabinet from China's Qing Dynasty, was also a subject in paintings, and observers say chaekgeori most likely originated with such paintings.

That was the beginning of a brand new genre of drawings in 18th century Joseon called chaekgeori. (chaek in Korean means book, and geori is roughly translated as related assortment.)

"I usually read on weekdays. But when I am overloaded with work and do not have time to read, I should use drawings to keep my mind and eyes focused on study and reading", the king said according to "Ildeuklok", a book from 1814 that recorded the king's actions and remarks.

In fact, Jeongjo's love of chaekgeori was so strong that he even banished two court painters - Shin Han-pyeong and Lee Jong-hyeon - because they refused to draw the study, according to another ancient document called "Nagakillyeok".

What was so special about the drawings of the king's study?

An exhibition dedicated to drawings of the studies of ancient and modern Koreans aims to answer this question.

"Chaekgeori Screen Paintings: History of Studies from the Joseon Dynasty to Modern Times" continues through June 10 at the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum in Giheung in Yongin, Gyeonggi, about an hour and a half drive south of Seoul.

The exhibition showcases some 50 pieces from various major institutions such as the National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul Museum of History, and Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.

Museum officials say this is the first such exhibition in Korea.

"Chaekgeori appears to have originated in the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, but its popularity in latter Joseon is closely related to Jeongjo", the museum said in a press release. "The 500 years of the Joseon Dynasty revolved around Confucianism and civil administration, and the elites of the time hoped to contribute to the country's development through books and writing. In that sense, chaekgeori best reflects the taste of the Joseon elite".

The exhibition is organized into five themes. The first displays paintings of the Joseon people and shows their love for books; the second shows the chaekgeori at palaces; the third shows the chaekgeori used to decorate upper class homes; and the fourth highlights folk paintings that used study and books as a motif but are distinctly different from the chaekgeori enjoyed by royals and members of the upper class. The last section highlights modern art forms such as collage, photography and pop art on study and books.

* The exhibition continues until June 10. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost 4,000 won. For more information, visit www.musenet.or.kr or call (031) 288-5360.

Netizens Claim Lovelyz Is UGLIER Than Those TRAINEES

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Netizens Claim Lovelyz Is UGLIER Than Those TRAINEES

Female idol teams are known for their cute, attractiveand wonderful visuals. Even for groups with many talents, there are no less than one or more visual members. Yet is there a collectionrecently in the K-pop industry which are less sexy than existing trainees?

Netizens Claim This Feminine K-Pop Idol Workforce Is UGLIER Than Those TRAINEES

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Netizens Claim This Feminine K-Pop Idol Workforce Is UGLIER Than Those TRAINEES

Female idol teams are known for their cute, attractiveand lovely visuals. Even for groups with many talents, there are no less than one or more visual members. Yet is there a setthese days in the K-pop industry which are less sexy than existing trainees?

Henry Lau stocks a candy gesture done via Tremendous Junior’s Siwon for the Lunar New Year

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Henry Lau stocks a candy gesture done via  Tremendous Junior’s Siwon for the Lunar New Year

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, Henry posted a sweet tidbit about Siwon via his private Instagram account. Posting an adorable photo of them together, Henry finds that, “@siwon1987 annually he would call each person who doesnt have circle of relativesthroughout chinese new year and take us out for dinner. I ate well, hyung!”  

Fans in an instant took note of the touching gesture praising Siwon for his thoughfulness, whilst some commented definitely on their lovely reunion together.

It was once later on discovered out that Siwon at the aspect ofthe remainder of the trainees were excused from accountability during the holidays. Siwon began his armyschooling in November remaining year.

These 15 Pictures Of Girls’ Generation’s Yoona End up That She’s The K-Pop QUEEN Of Dresses

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These 15 Pictures Of Girls’ Generation’s Yoona End up That She’s The K-Pop QUEEN Of Dresses

Dresses are worn by way of idols when attending award ceremonies and special events. Even thoughloverscan't see their favourite idols wear dresses or tuxedos all of the time, there are times the idols surprise fans with their chic dresses and manly tuxedos. Yet which of the feminine idols glancevery best in dresses among them all?

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Tablo wishes to up his texting game with his wife predicts whether Simon D will ever marry

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Tablo wishes to up his texting game with his wife   predicts whether Simon D will ever marry

However, Tablo sighed here, causing Ahn Jung Hwan to query, "Why are you sighing?" The rapper explained, "Sigh.  When I used to be working, a text got here from my wife Hye Jung, who asked what I used to be doing, so I responded that I become thinking of her.  But I still have not gotten a reply," making every person laugh.  You dun scared her off, Tablo!

But hey, a minimum ofhe is married!  The MC asked, "When do you observed Simon D will marry?" and Tablo replied, "I do not think he will marry voluntarily."  Uh-oh... you know what that means... 

Netizens Agree Those 10 K-Pop Idols Glance The top possible In Pigtails

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Netizens Agree Those 10 K-Pop Idols Glance  The top possible In Pigtails

There are many idols that experience overlapping sorts of hair because they typicallyexchange their ideaand charm for each and every promotion. Some idols reminiscent of Son Naeun and Taeyeon are known for their good looks with blonde hair whilst Suzy is understood for her long black herbal hair. Yet which of the idols appearancewonderful in pigtails?

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Bae Yong Joon identifies 40 netizens liable for malicious attacks opposed to him and Park Soo Jin

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Bae Yong Joon identifies 40 netizens liable for malicious attacks opposed to him and Park Soo Jin

In update by capacity of the police on February 4th, there were already two or 3those whohad been indicted and charged with the fine and penalties. It was oncementioned that the payment for some of the onespointed out were dropped after individually coming to the firm to apologies, whilstpeople who confessed their guilt where given appropriate arrangements instead. 80% of these identified netizens were given mercy instead.

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Netizens Claim Tzuyu Ruined TWICE’s Performance

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Netizens Claim Tzuyu Ruined TWICE’s Performance

While team members Nayeon and Chaeyoung received plenty of compliments referring to their impressive functionality of Seo Joo Kyungs Daring Woman, Taiwanese member Tzuyu has been berated for her Korean pronunciation. Many netizens commented that her pronunciation used to be weird, or even went so a long way as claiming that the young JYP Entertainment singer ruined the teams performance.

'Cinderella And The 4 Knights' Has A success First Script Reading

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'Cinderella And The 4 Knights' Has A success First Script Reading

CNBLUE's Lee Jung Shin was onceremainingobservedat the small screen in "Temptation," gambling Park Ha Sun's kid brother. In this drama, he's Kang SEO Woo, the cousin a mother would prefer you date. He's talented, good-looking and an all-around wonderful guy. He's neither spoiled nor rebellious.

One of Park So Dam's knights is in truth a bodyguard, assigned to be offeringcoverage to the cousins and the house. Choi Min, who seemed in "Yong Pal" and "Riders: Catch Tomorrow," plays the Lee Yoon Sung, the very protective bodyguard.

A Pink's Son Na plays Park Hi Ji, a woman who likes Ahn Jae Hyun's character. Since Jung Il Woo's persona likes her, she'll use him to get just about his cousin. Son Na Eun played Oh Hye Me in "Twenty Again."