Hakpo Yang Paeng-son was removed from his government post and exiled for twenty-seven years. During the exile, he educated his children, wrote poetry of rare beauty, and engaged in painting in the literary artist style.
In an examination of his existing works of art, it was found, first, that they represented yearning and remorse. His poetry reflected yearning for fellow scholars and remorse and a sense of shame caused by the thinking that he was indigent. Secondly, inner resources and romanticism were frequently expressed in his poetry. Despite continuous criticism from political opponents, he was able to be calm thanks to his education at Hakpodang, his cultural and artistic exchanges with fellow scholars, and his hobby of painting.
Thirdly, his poetry had various elements of painting. In particular, he was good at educational poetry, and his educational poetry was strongly directed to a fairyland. His poetry and painting were related to construction of a Utopia.