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On the meaning of the term chingyongsansuhwa

CEESOK Journal of Korean Studies. 2016. Vol. 16. No. 16. P. 52-60.

The Chingyongsansuhwa (眞景山水畵) landscape began to form in Korea in the late XVII century, and it was evolving during the XVIII century, altering in the works of successive artists. H.J. Ahn's (2011) definition of chingyongsansuhwa is the most common one used in the South Korean art history: chingyongsansuhwa are paintings of actual and the most beautiful Korean landscapes executed in technique and manner developed by Korean artists in the XVIII century based on traditions of Chinese South School. The term chingyongsansuhwa is generally translated into Russian as "the images of the real views", O.N. Glukhareva (1982) called the movement “Korean national realistic landscape”, realistic depiction of nature is recognized to be its main characteristic. However chingyongsansuhwa is more complex phenomenon than just a realistic depiction of actual nature’s views. In this article we will make an attempt to understand what the term means and suggest possible options for its translation into Russian.