Title : POSTAGE STAMPS OF MORDERN ART SERIES
(2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1391 
KPC#
C-1061 
MICHEL#
1415 
StanGib#
1681 
Scott#
1404 
Date of Issue
07/05/1985 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Exorcist 
Designer
Kim Chung-hyun 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 10(2*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
The Korea Mint Corporation 
Description
Mordern Korean painting consists of two main styles, the traditional and the Western styele, which was introduced to Korea at the beginning of the 20th century. During Japan's colonoal rule, our painting served as a form of resistance, but today it is firmly taking root as a unique form of art and spreading out into the rest of the world . What characterizes our modern art is that it expresses traditonal Korean naturalism in a new way, breaking away from traditional ideality by adopting realistic approaches.

The Minstry of Communications intends to help introduce to the world the trends of our mordern art revealed in the paintings produced over the period extending from the days of enlightenment up to the present time. Under the Mordern Art Series program will be issued postage stamps over the next several years carrying selected paintings from among the works of mordern painters who are no longer alive today. The following two stamps are the second set of the serises:

1.Spring Day on Farm (1961).
This is a painting by "Eijai", Huh Paik -ryun (1903-1977), who realized a new world of painting in the Honam region by sticking to the traditional Southern School of Chinese painting and pursuing classical spiritualism, at the same time. Depicting the quiet scene of an agricultural village in such a way that one can feel, at a glance, the serene pastoral atmoshphere of a Korean mountain village, this painting provides a blended picture in which the mountains, flowers and fields in the background and the thatched farm house in the front match well as a product of the taditional landscape technigue combined with realistic viewpoints.

2. Exorcist (1941).
This painting by "Chulma", Kim Chung-hyun (1901-1953), excellently expressing the weirdness of Korean exocrism, is regarded to be the best of his works. It shows the exorcist in the center, with the rest of the people arranged in a circle around her and the faint background helps heighten an air of shamanism. Kim is generally believed to be the most representative of the people's painters who used scenes of daily life of the general public for the themes of his paintings, and thus produced works of art expressing folk customs and ways of the common people.