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Zen Crane Painting by the Famous Monk, Jung Kwang Sunim

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Paintings: Pre 1980: Item # 1079534

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Fine Crane Painting by the Famous Korean Monk from Jeju Island, Ko Chang Nyul aka Jung Kwang Sunim (1935-2002). A google search of Jung Kwang Mad Monk will reveal the fascinating life of this character, and you'll find this movie about him (http://www.piff.org/eng/html/archive/arc_search_view.asp?idx=1314&target=search&c_idx=18&m_entry_year=2002) and this recent exhibition (http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20110807000244) and this book (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-Monk-Paintings-Lancaster-Miller/dp/0895810174) and more. He and his work have been featured on CNN, PBS, NHK, and other major broadcasters. He was a famous monk, artist, poet, and actor. His unique paintings are instantly recognizable by their zen approach to form and color. Please take a look at the close-ups here to get a sense of the spiritual quality of his brushwork. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. It has further symbolic meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so that they can fly all over the world visiting and helping people. Ink and color on paper. Frame: 23.25 x 19.75 inches, 59 x 50 cm; Painting: 16.5 x 13 inches, 42 x 33 cm. The buyer of this fine painting will receive a PDF file compilation of Jung Kwang Sunim's poems, and a bio. You'll laugh and cry when you read "Zen Poems 1".