MFAH Lecture: "Identity and Visual Arts: Antiquarian Korean Maps"
Whether physical or imagined, spiritual or intellectual, maps are visual tools for conveying a part of the world we inhabit. Through maps, we understand how a mapmaker views the world and wishes to convey something about that world. Maps also reveal methodological relationships between artistic and scientific approaches, aesthetics, functionality, form and content in the context of visual culture.
In this talk presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910, Richard Pegg, author of Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps, examines the cartographic traditions of 19th-century Korea and, in particular, the maps of Kim Jeongho.