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Geese and Reeds

Geese and Reeds

노안도

1903

Yang Gi-hun 양기훈

(Korean, 1843-1919?)

Ten-panel folding screen; gold pigment on purple silk

Painting: 140.6 x 328 cm (55 3/8 x 129 1/8 in.); Overall framed: 216.5 x 349.9 cm (85 1/4 x 137 3/4 in.)

Private Collection 3.2019

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The painter Yang Gi-hun portrayed wild geese descending to a riverbank where tall reeds gently bend in the evening breeze. Paintings with this theme were often chosen as birthday gifts, especially for elders, because the Korean homophone of “geese and reeds” (蘆雁 노안)—pronounced noan—is a Korean compound word meaning “aging peacefully” (老安).

In this folding screen, the practice of using gold ink on dark, indigo-dyed paper, which flourished during the Goryeo period (918−1392), was elegantly interpreted within the early 20th-century Korean ink painting tradition.

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