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Bodhidharma (Dalma)
Date: 1981
Object Name: Hanging scroll; portrait
Materials: Ink on paper
Dimensions: H. 27 1/8 in x W. 26 1/4 in, H. 68.9 cm x W. 66.7 cm (image); H. 52 1/4 in x W. 30 1/4 in, H. 132.7 cm x W. 76.8 cm (overall)
Credit Line: Gift from the artist through the San Francisco/Seoul Sister City Committee
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B81D28
On Display: No

Description

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䴔䘸

Bodhidharma (Korean: Dalma), an Indian monk who traveled to China and founded the school of Buddhism known in Korea as Seon and in Japan as Zen, was one of the favorite subjects of monk painters. Japanese patrons sometimes requested images of Bodhidharma from Korean painters. Junggwang painted this unconventional image of Bodhidharma using swift, confident, and rough brushstrokes to create areas of strong contrast with dark ink on white paper. Junggwang's unorthodox approach and flamboyant behavior were sometimes evident in his painting practice. For example, he is known to have used unusual materials in painting and sometimes applied paint with various parts of his body.


Label:

䴔䘸

Bodhidharma (Korean: Dalma), an Indian monk who traveled to China and founded the school of Buddhism known in Korea as Seon and in Japan as Zen, was one of the favorite subjects of monk painters. Japanese patrons sometimes requested images of Bodhidharma from Korean painters. Junggwang painted this unconventional image of Bodhidharma using swift, confident, and rough brushstrokes to create areas of strong contrast with dark ink on white paper. Junggwang's unorthodox approach and flamboyant behavior were sometimes evident in his painting practice. For example, he is known to have used unusual materials in painting and sometimes applied paint with various parts of his body.