[KS] Choson Dynasty Sexuality

Maya morgenstille at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 2 09:43:35 EST 2008

Dear list members, I'd like to add just a further note on this painting: the tree trunk that is centrally placed at the upper half of the picture resembles a vulva, don't you think? This topic seems to be endless. As far as I know, there are some private Korean collections of Ch'unhwa presumably made by Kim Hong-do and Sin Yun-bok. Kindest regards,Maya Stiller Freie Universitaet BerlinArt History Institute

From: markpeterson at byu.eduTo: koreanstudies at koreaweb.wsDate: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:22:23 -0700Subject: Re: [KS] Choson Dynasty Sexuality
Greetings all, 

Some say there is more to so-called genre painting than meets the eye.  The voyeurs here are not just the naughty boys behind yonder rock, but rather all who are looking at this painting.  They say.  But I wouldn't know.  Looks all innocent to me!  There are no explicit depictions of any kind in this kind of prudish painting, now are there?  Nope.  I don't see anything.

It's kind of like the emperor's new clothes, maybe.  If you happen to see something,  just turn your heads or close your eyes.  "It just couldn't be .... "  Or could it.

If you do see it, well... you just ought to be embarrassed.  And you certainly shouldn't tell anyone else.

innocently yours,

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