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Earth, Fire and Soul: Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics

Grand Palais, Paris

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To mark the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Paris and Seoul, the Grand Palais, backed by the National Museum of Korea, is exhibiting 300 masterpieces of Korean ceramics, a historical tradition dating from the first century AD and inspired by Central Asia and China.

Throughout the entire world, ceramics are made using earth and fire, but the style and characteristics of ceramics in various regions are quite different. Certainly, Korean ceramics embody the uniqueness of Korea – the mind and spirit of the country – and thus occupy their own exclusive domain. This exhibition features numerous masterpieces from the collection of the National Museum of Korea, many of which have been officially designated as Treasures and National Treasures, allowing visitors to explore the full history of Korean ceramics while immersing themselves in the inherent spirit that it contains.

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Jarre en porcelaine blanche avec motifs nuages et dragon

Jarre en porcelaine blanche avec motifs nuages et dragon (17th century), Joseon Dynasty. © National Museum of Korea

From Point (1977) Lee Ufan

From Point (1977) Lee Ufan. © Lee Ufan

Urinal

Urinal. © Buyeo National Museum

Verseuse en forme de cheval avec son cavalier

Verseuse en forme de cheval avec son cavalier (5th century). © National Museum of Korea

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