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Lee Yil and Aesthetics of Korean Monochrome Painting

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2019, 58(), pp.41-71
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.58.0.02
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Received : August 14, 2019
  • Accepted : September 14, 2019
  • Published : October 31, 2019

YI YUNSU 1

1홍익대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper studies the critic Lee Yil's influence on the formation and development of Korean monochrome painting, Dansaekwha. Advanced researches were focused on Park Seobo and Lee Ufan as key figures for the formation and development of the works. However, these advanced researches have a tendency that overlook the importance of the role of a critic on the history of the Korean painting. In fact, Lee Yil played a significant role on the history of Dansaekwha as he established aesthetics as finding works of the painting a common denominator and making meaningful in the middle of the 1970s when Dansaekwha emerged and flourished. The aesthetics of Dansaekwha he founded has an unique feature. That is emphasis on Korean identity of the works with two core aesthetic concepts, ‘structured surface where materiality and spirituality unite’ and ‘pan-naturalism.’ Intellectual exchange with Lee Ufan and Nakahara Yusuke had significant impact on establishing his aesthetics. However, Lee Yil's aesthetics differs from theirs. His distinctiveness originates in the aesthetics of Henri Focillon. Lee Yil inherited core concepts from Focillon, and modified them by integrating with Korean attitude towards nature called as ‘naturalism’ by Kim Wŏl-lyong. The fact that Lee Yil established aesthetics of Dansaekwha shows that he played a significant role on the formation and development of Dansaekwha. In addition, his distinctive aesthetics resulted from integrating Korean attitude toward nature into Henri Focillon’s aesthetics confirms his significance on the history of Dansaekwha. Therefore, this paper contends that Lee Yil was one of main figures leading Dansaekwha.

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