Reinterpreting Korean ‘True-View’ Landscape Painting Using Graphics Analysis Techniques: The Case of Jeong Seon’s Dosando

Symposium:


Presentation Title:

  • Reinterpreting Korean ‘True-View’ Landscape Painting Using Graphics Analysis Techniques: The Case of Jeong Seon’s Dosando

Presenter(s):



Abstract:

  • Jeong Seon (1676-1759, 뇊꫕) was one of the most innovative painters in the history of Korean painting. Unlike the conventional art style of the early Joseon period, his attempts to directly observe nature and capture them in his paintings created a new art movement known as ‘true-view’ (jingyeong 덹陲). Despite the name, Jeong Seon’s style was not the only result of realistic observation but also a considerable modification of subjects of paintings.

    This study begins with reconstructing one of his landscape paintings, Dosando (Painting of Dosan Confucian Academy, also known as Dosanseowondo) in immersive virtual space to verify his distinctive implementation of observation skills. Using multiple virtual cameras, our application introduces users to how the painter incorporated natural scenery from many vantage points, not just one, sometimes creating more revealing, but physically impossible compositions. The goal of this project is to reveal Jeong Seon’s subtle blending of real topographies and anamorphic distortions which normally is used in modern computer graphics for movies and game making.

Venue(s):


Category: