Joy of Retirement

Joy of Retirement

은퇴 후 삶의 즐거움


attributed to Yoon Soon 윤순

(Korean, 1700s)

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Painting: 102.4 x 38 cm (40 5/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Overall: 188.5 x 52.8 cm (74 3/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Private Collection 9.2019


This work is attributed to Yoon Soon, who served in high government positions including Minister of the Board of Rites, a royal department of state. During his lifetime, he also enjoyed a high reputation as a versatile calligrapher excelling in many different types of scripts. In this hanging scroll, he employed a wild cursive script. This style stresses the calligrapher’s physical performance—manipulating brush tips, abbreviating or linking several strokes into one or two major movements, and undulating circular gestures. Through his brushwork, this experienced scholar-artist expresses full-fledged freedom earned in his retirement.

See also
Korean Art
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Private Collection

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