The Brooklyn Museum has been at the forefront of presenting Korean modern art since the seminal 1981 exhibition Korean Drawing Now, which featured many artists of the Dansaekwa (monochrome painting) movement popular in the 1970s and 1980s. In Lee Ufan’s painting, the artist creates rows of consecutive blue brushstrokes that become lines of movement and emphasize the physical encounter between brush and paper, the tone becoming lighter as the paint in the brush is used up.
We encourage you to visit our new galleries for the Arts of Korea on the 2nd Floor of the Museum to see a special exhibition of Dansaekwa paintings, including additional works by Lee Ufan.
Watercolor on wove paper
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Lee Ufan (Korean, born 1936). Untitled, 1973. Watercolor on wove paper, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 74.112.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.112.1_PS2.jpg)
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