Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Enough Said

The Klimt exhibit in Korea (which OAF and I shall see next weekend) occasioned this quote from Teit Ritzau the Austrian art organizer in charge of the exhibition.
Private lenders from countries including America and Germany made the exhibition complete but it was difficult to convince them to contribute their collections,” he said.

“Korea had not much to offer them back.

But of course Korea does (eg Celadon and painting, often decorative ) have much to offer back.

Which no one knows the first thing about, due to Korea's failure to spread knowledge about Korean culture.

It's the same old problem.
Korea might never be China in the international imagination, but could it please step up and be Korea?

3 comments:

Thea said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the "Korean Painting" photo was a Buddhist Temple. They don't leave a space to be painted. They are thrilling riots of color.
Thea

rwellor said...

Thea,

They are. First one I saw I thought, "man who let the hippies out with the day-glo paint?"

reader07 said...

The Klimpt art exhibit was GREAT! I feel very lucky to have been able to see it while I was here...:-)