Events & Festivals
Shin Saimdang, Painter and Poet
The Seoul Museum in Buam-dong will be hosting a special exhibiton of Shin Saimdang's artworks from Jan. 24th till September 3rd, 2017. The exhibition, "Saimdang, Her Garden," marks the 5th anniversary of the museum's opening. Shin Saimdang, also known simply as Saimdang, was a famed Joseon-era painter and poet who lived during the 16th century. There has been growing modern interest in her life and art and Hallyu fans may be familiar with the K-drama series about Shin's life, "Saimdang, Light's Diary."
Visitors will be able to see an array of Shin's work and appreciate her artistic aesthetic through the exhibition. Shin's artwork tends to have clean lines and a natural symmetry. The works on display are superb examples of Eastern art and visitors will be able to see the kind of art that was popular during the Joseon era.
※ Shin Saimdang : Shin Saimdang lived during the middle of the Joseon period and she is best known as being the mother of the famed Confucian scholar Yulgok. Though Shin's image mostly revolves around her reputation as a wise mother, she is also notable for her achievements as an artist and writer during a highly patriarchal era. Shin appears on the 50,000 won note.