The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born poor, has genius; a merchant, Kim, becomes his patron, finding him a teacher. Jang must convince others that a commoner can have talent, then move beyond his ability to copy old masters and find his own style. He's bedeviled by a temper and alcohol, arguments with patrons as he seeks commissions, and relationships with kisaeng, particularly Mae-hyang, that start and stop. It's the life of a restless spirit producing great art.Painted Fire featuring Choi Min-sik and Ahn Sung-ki is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a biography and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (2,539 votes) and was well received by critics.
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