Title : Postage Stamps of Folk Painting, Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1182 
KPC#
C-855 
MICHEL#
1207 
StanGib#
1440 
Scott#
1211 
Date of Issue
08/09/1980 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Flowers and Birds 
Designer
Lee Keun-Moon 
Image Area
27mm*47mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
55 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
Folk paintings are part of folk art in which the aesthetic consciousness and sentiment and emotion of a people are visually expressed.

The Ministry of Communications has selected nine out of the many Korean folk paintings in order to issue them as postage stamps. This is to help to understand, from the aesthetic side, the popular emotion that has long been dominant in the Korean hearts. By this, the Ministry of Communications also hopes to bring people both at home and abroad in contact with our cultural and artistic uniqueness. The selections will be issued in series and the following two are the fourth series:
1. Pine Tree.
In this painting the objects are depicted in a distinct and humorous way. The painter must have intended to express only his ideas of a pine tree, a pavilion and a mountain, rather than give them graphic depiction. This conceptual depiction of things is one of the features that give Korean folk painting its distinctiveness.

2. Flowers and Birds.
This painting constitutes one part of the bridal-room folding screen of old days. "Flowers and Birds" paintings, of which such a folding screen is constituted, contain seasonal flowers and a happy couple of birds. And their colors are gorgeous enough to give a bridal-room a romantic and dreamy atmosphere. Most of today's embroidered folding screens are the contemporary version of the bridal-room folding screen of the bygone days.