ften it is said that western painting depicts human from while eastern painting depicts landscapes. This assumption suggests that western painters paint for most part human figures while eastern painters concentrate on landscapes. If one accepts this assumption then common sense - dicates that between the painter-couple of Shin Dong-Kwon & Yang Sun-Hong, Shin should be painting human figures while his wife should be painting landscapes. This is because Shin majored in western painting while Yang majored in eastern. However Shin paints landscapes and Yang paints human being or flowers and birds.

urrently our era is one where is virtually no discrimination between the eastern and western schools of painting. And if one really looks back to the origins of painting would this not originally have proved to be true? The essential points which define painting include in the midst of beautiful landscapes outstanding human beings or heroic human in the midst of breathtaking scenery.

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