Image: Shin Dong-boem, Joseon Porcelain series. Image above: detail of Moshi Jogakbo by Lee So-ra.
Clean, non-decorative and functional everyday objects were made and used as ethical propaganda in Korea’s last dynasty: the Joseon period that spanned 500 years (14th – 19thC). The Joseon style was established as a reaction to the previous dynasty’s rich and lavish culture, with the new country following the teachings of Confucius and advocating a modest way of living.
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