Melissa Enderle's travelblog on her travels to Mali, Tunisia, Serbia, Eastern Europe, India, and South Korea.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Celestial Beings and Trompe l'oeil
These angelic-like celestial beings appearing on the Bongwonsa Temple are similar to those I've seen on other Buddhist temples in Korea. I like the combination of relief woodwork along with the mural paintings. The wooden column has a nice example of a Trompe 'oeil effect, made to look like an actual curtained fabric.