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Okbong Baek Gwang-Hun’s Elegant Taste and Jehwasi

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2024, (53), pp.223-246
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : January 29, 2024
  • Accepted : February 15, 2024
  • Published : February 28, 2024

Hwang, Soo-jeong 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study speculated on Okbong Baek Gwang-Hun’s elegant taste and Jehwasi. Based on the existing literary achievement on Okbong’s poetry, this study investigated his poetry intensively; in particular, the aesthetic base of his poetry and his elegant taste through friendship with painters and musicians including artistic aspects of Okbong’s Jehwasi. First, this study gave a focus on the friendship with artists and his elegant taste and it was discovered that Kim Gye-Soo, one of outstanding painters at that time, asked Okbong to write a poem for his painting. Also, friendship with outstanding Gayageum and Geomungo musicians demonstrated that he had elegant taste and tendency to love art and music. It was assumed that the friendship would be the base for his artistic sense. Second, this study investigated the artistic aspect of Jehwasi through his opinion and recognition on painting. In Jehwasi, he showed his aesthetic opinion and artistic taste. Aesthetic sense in Okbong’s Jehwasi was investigated. It was discovered that the Jehwasi had artistic and tranquil mood centering on landscape painting or landscape and figure painting. It was concluded that this study gave a new spotlight on the aspect of Okbong’s poetry that was a main axis of the Honam Poetry Circle of Mokreugseongse.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.