The Peony Garden
Art of Sgraffito - Bakji
2001 - 2009
What is Buncheong ?
Qu’est ce que le Buncheong ?
is a type of Korean ceramics which had been invented in the transition period from Goryeo dynasty to Joseon dynasty. The word ‘Buncheong’ is short for
which is the Korean word for ‘decorated celadon’. Art historian Ko Yuseop** coined this term referring to the type of Korean ceramics characterized by grayish-green color on the body with white-clay slip overlay. Various decorations of applying w hite slip make buncheong style unique. Buncheong is basically a continuation of celadon considering the type of clay and glaze used, but the clay body for Buncheong has a lower iron content than celadon clay, making Buncheong ware brighter in color. Variations of decorating methods and different content of clay from region to region contribute to the diversity of Buncheong.
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means to decorate and
means grayish celadon
Each word’s meanings are as follows :
紛-powder, face powder(cosmetics), pigment, coloring, to apply make-up, white;
to decorate, to apply make-up, to dress up, to disguise;
ash, lime, dust, grey(color), grayish;
** Ko Yuseop (1905-1944), also known by his pen name
, was the first Korean to establish a modern academic framework for Korean art and aesthetics during the Japanese colonial occupation.
the written hands.