Luxury & Desire: Scholar’s Accoutrements (Chaekgeori)
Seoul National University
Monday, November 20, 2017
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th Street
Whether Chaekgeori was made for the elite of the Joseon court in luxurious types of trompel’oeil multi-panel screens for the common in cheaper formats filled with still-life themes in isolated panel paintings, eyeglasses remained as symbols of its owner’s pursuit for knowledge and aesthetics, gratifying a viewer’s desire toward exotic collectibles from foreign countries.
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