Jeong Seon (1676-1759) was one of the most innovative painters in Korean history. His attempts to directly observe nature and capture it in his paintings spawned the so-called "true-view" art movement (jingyeong) that dominated in the late Joseon period (ca. 1700-1850). Despite its name, Seon’s style was not only the result of realistic observation but also a considerable shift away from traditional painting subjects.
Seon’s methods for simulating Korean landscapes have been the subject of much debate, but most of the discussion surrounding his work has been evaluating the similarity between the paintings and their subjects. For this reason, Seon’s unique perspective style has yet to be clearly defined. This project presents clear answers about Seon’s extraordinary perspective skill based on computer graphical analysis.