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3. Eight-Panel Flowers and Birds Screen

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Ink and color on paper, Overall: 58 3/4 x 154 in (149.2 x 391.2 cm)

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Eight-Panel Flowers and Birds Screen
Ink and color on paper
Overall: 58 3/4 x 154 in (149.2 x 391.2 cm)

One of the most popular Korean folk-painting themes, Flowers and Birds (Hwajo) screens usually depict pairs of birds, deers, rabbits, butterflies, or bees
on each panel. The pairings of the animals symbolize happy marriage. Since the theme of loving couples was thought to encourage fertility, flower and birds
screens were considered especially appropriate for the bedrooms of newlyweds, or for weddint ceremonies.

Selected Collections
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Portland Art Museum
The National Museum of Korea, Seoul


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