Scholars Study Painting

Korean Study Painting, Metropolitan Museum

Scholar’s study painting is a genre of Korean painting, clearly related to Chinese painting.  Met video about the painting above.

The tasteful displays of collector’s objects echoes the Chinese idea of The Hundred Treasures.  In this painting of a Scholar’s studio, we can glimpse the shelf of books – one of the Four Signs of a Scholar.

Zhenshang Studio by Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Shanghai Museum