Korea, Choson Period (1392-1910) / Tiger Family / late 18th c.Korea, Choson Period (1392-1910)
Tiger Family
late 18th c.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Korean
Creator Dates/Places: Korea, Choson period (1392-1910)
Creator Active Place: Korea, Choson period (1392-1910)
Creator Name-CRT: Korea, Choson Period (1392-1910)
Title: Tiger Family
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1750
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: late 18th c.
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 262.5cm x 106.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.148
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: For many centuries the mountain tiger has been widely recognized in Korea as a messenger of the culture's most important religious deity, the shaman San Shin ("Mountain Spirit"). Crucial to San Shin's popularity were his powers to grant children to women and to bestow long life.Painters of tigers were executed by professional painters, amateur officials, and popular street artists. The paintings were also considered capable of warding off evil. By the 1700s, mountain tiger paintings became appreciatedin their own right as visually appealing images for diplay at home. This painting, created with a medley of myriad fine ink lines, and broad, washy brushstrokes demonstrates the dynamic, and imaginative powers of later Korean painting.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.148
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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