Red Dragon Art Painting Korean Folk Wall Hanging Scroll
This unique hanging scroll red dragon art painting exhibits a perfect reproduction of Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) folk painting called Minhwa. This particular work depicts an imaginary scene of a dragon in the depths of the clouds rising from the sea's surface. The forceful movements of the animal are captured so vividly that he looks as if he will break out of this hanging scroll.
The dragon is an imaginary animal believed to rule the sky and the sea, controlling rain, clouds, lightening and water. Also used as a symbol of kingship, the dragon is revered in many Asian countries as a sacred animal that brings fortune and expels evil forces.
The most remarkable characteristics of Korean folk paintings are their dynamic composition, the use of bold colors and simplified patterns, and the energetic and whimsical visualization of their forms, without much concern for reality. Because of these unique features Minhwa is both studied and cherished around the world.