I went to see the Sa Gun Ja or Four Gentlemen Exhibition at Gansong Gallery. Four Gentlemen in art refers to four plants: the orchid, the bamboo; the chrysanthemum; and the plum blossom. There were lots of bamboo drawings from 1700's. The four also depicts unfolding of four seasons throughout the year as orchid is for spring, bamboo for summer, chrysanthemum for fall and plum blossom for winter. I loved to see how each artist had a different brush strokes and styles of drawings and how their hand writings also played a role in creating the overall style and character. At the end of the exhibition, there was a little surprise- a white peacock! -
which was utterly amazing.