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The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show
The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show

Depictions of torture in hell, a graceful screen of mountains that feels contemporary and a snarling lion holding a mirror that reflects your misdeeds. The L.A. County Museum of Art's exhibition "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910" contains a bounty of incredible works — dozens of paintings, textiles, ceramics and more, from one of the most long-running Confucian dynasties in world history. Curator Virginia Moon, who organized the exhibition, says the more than 500 years of continuous rule by 27 kings provided Korea with a "sense of stability bound by strict neo-Confucian principles." The stability, however,...

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